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

For Immediate Release 4/20/17

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

Dostoyevsky-Inspired Multi-Award- Winning Film Will be Screened on April 22 in Vancouver
FREE tickets available - please see below!

Los Angeles—VM Productions is proud to announce that their Dostoyevsky-inspired film, Notes from the New World, will be screened at the Vancouver Filmdance Festival, held on April 22and 25. NOTES will be screened at the Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC V6B2E8, on April 22 at 12:51 p.m.  Information about Notes from the New World is available on theVMP website, Information about the Canadian premiere is available onFilmdance Festival’s site:

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. The film was written, directed and produced by Vitaly Sumin, 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. The film stars Natasha Blasick, Rebecca Sigl-Light, Nathanael Theisen and many other talented actors. It was written, directed and produced by Vitaly Sumin, the President of VM Productions. Natasha Blasick was recently starred in the production of a major motion picture ALL STAR WEEKEND, produced by Jamie Foxx who also stars in the film. Blasick was also recently booked for the project produced by Lou Fusaro, producer of the hit TV showsRay Donovan, House Of Lies and Californication.

Vancouver Filmdance Festival is one of the Vancouvers biggest film events. The main goal of the festival is to present  the most exciting and inspiring new works on film being made today, and also to promote an understanding and appreciation of the world through moving pictures. Vancouver Filmdance Festival primarily supports outstanding new talent and established talent that has not received deserved exposure in the Canada. The Festival considers narrative, documentary and animated films, in feature-length and short formats, and in multiple genres and from all countries. The full program for the Vancouver Filmdance Festival is available online at VM Productions is dedicated to the art of independent filmmaking. The company develops and produces quality films based on original stories and the masterpieces of world literature. The 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. Copies of the poster and press kit from Notes from the New World are available for download on our website: For additional information regarding the screening in Vancouver, including how to obtain free tickets to this screening, or information about additional US screenings, please contact Stacey Osborne at 713-456- 9429 or You can learn more about VM Productions online at