Concept: YOLKI (CHRISTMAS TREES) is a well-known Russian New Year comedy franchise, originally created in 2010 by highly acclaimed film-producer Timur Bekmambetov (WANTED, DAYWATCH, NIGHTWATCH) and his production company Bazelevs. The brand is gaining more and more popularity with each new installment and will now come to a new level as International production taking place on six locations all over the world on New Years Eve.

For YOLKI – INTERNATIONL six production companies will work together to present a film in the mood and feel of successful holiday season films like LOVE ACTUALLY or NEW YEARS EVE – each country providing one episode of the film, which will then connect through one story line. Bazelevs for Russia and the US, Getaway Pictures for Germany, South Korea’s Boram Entertainment are already set, additional episodes will come from the United Kingdom, France or Italy and the United States.

Logline: YOLKI – is a new year comedy about several different characters having nothing in common at the beginning, even living in different cities, but getting more and more involved in each other’s life, affecting it in the most unpredictable way like it only happens on New Year’s Eve.

Director Russia & Creative Supervisor: Timur Bekmambetov

Director Germany: Ralf Huettner

Producers: Skady Lis, Timur Bekmambetov, Jooick Lee, Minu Barati

Script: in development

Status: development

Budget: 4 M Euro

Shooting location: Moscow, Berlin, Seoul, London, Paris

Shooting date: 2018/19

Shooting language: English

Co producer: Bazelevs, Moscow, Boram Entertainment, Seoul,  Jooyaa Filmproduktion Berlin

Investors: Bazelev for development

Delivery: late 2019

Sales: Bazelevs