Untold Studios has produced documentary ‘My Dad: Living in Ukraine’s War Zone’ for Channel 4.

This documentary, developed and produced by Untold Studios, tells the story of a family torn apart by the war in Ukraine.

The film centres on Kirill, a Ukrainian student studying Neuroscience at the University of Bristol. Kirill is seen speaking on FaceTime with their father directly from the war zone in Ukraine. Meanwhile, Kirill’s older brother Daniel is heading to the Poland/Ukraine border to deliver supplies and volunteer at a refugee camp there.

Mixing VHS footage from Kirill and Daniel’s childhood, self shot material, third party content and interview footage, the documentary goes beyond the headlines and takes an intimate look at how the war is continuing to deeply affect ordinary people.

This is the first in a series of films for Channel 4 which present young people who have a parent or family member who has done or is doing something unconventional, illegal, underground or shocking to hear how it impacts their life.

My Dad: Living in Ukraine’s War Zone will be published on Channel 4’s YouTube, with shorter versions published on Channel 4’s Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.

Untold Studios’ Creative Director Iona Goulder explains, ‘Although stories like the ones we feature in this series are often covered in mainstream media, it’s rare to hear them told from a Gen Z point of view. Young people are the crux of every film and we’re incredibly grateful to people like Kirill who shared their personal story with us to give an alternative perspective on important topics.’

The editor is Nina Żabicka, researcher Gabby Kyriacou and head of production is Clare Sparks. Post Production was at Fifty Fifty.

Jon Creamer

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