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The fascinating, behind-the-scenes struggle to create the award-winning
Notes from the New World

For Immediate Release 9/28/16

Contact Information:
Stacey Ford Osborne
Communications Director
VM Productions
(713) 456-9429

Dostoyevsky-Inspired Film Will be Screened on December 11 in New York.

VM Productions is proud to announce that their Dostoyevsky-inspired film, Notes from the New World, has been selected as a finalist in the Cinema New York City Film Festival, held in New York December 9 - 11, 2016. The film will be screened at The Producers Club, 358 W 44th St in New York on December 11 at 1 p.m. The cast and crew will be on-hand for the red carpet ceremony prior to the film. Information about the premiere is available on the company’s website,

Notes from the New World is a contemporary retelling of Dostoyevskys Notes from the Underground. The story unfolds in Los Angeles, where dreams and harsh realities collide; a place where almost everyone spies on everyone else, and everyone seems to be playing a dangerous game.

Notes from the New World produced by Vitaly Sumin, the President of VM Productions who posits that it is both an adaptation and a continuation of Dostoyevsky’s work, as well as a re-telling of one of Dostoyevsky’s classics. Natasha Blasick was recently cast in a major motion picture ALL STAR WEEKEND, produced by Jamie Foxx who also stars in the film. Cinema New York City is a Film Festival which takes place annually in the heart of the Theater District of New York City. The main goal of Cinema New York City is to present the most exciting and inspiring new works on film being made today, and to promote an understanding and appreciation of the world through moving pictures. Within walking distance from Times Square, The Producers Club is the Theater Districts landmark Off Broadway playhouse in New York City. With five fully equipped theaters that convert into HD screening rooms, a Bar and Lounge, and two beautiful Studios, The Producers Club is a conveniently located hub for artists of all disciplines to showcase their craft. VM Productions is dedicated to the art of independent filmmaking. The company develops and creative team behind VM Productions admires the great artists of all times. The richness and complexity of their existence and the discoveries they made to help humanity move forward toward a better understanding of life, death, peace and coexistence serve as the source of their inspiration. For additional information regarding the screening in New York City, our films, or information about additional US screenings, please contact Stacey Osborne at 713-456- 9429 or You can learn more about VM Productions online at VM Productions