The Russian Five

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    The Russian Five

    Directed by

    USA

    2018

    99 min

    • English

    Documentary

    Sports and politics clash in this compelling historical documentary about five Russian hockey stars who defected to America to join the Detroit Red Wings in the 1980s, leading to the team's back-to-back Stanley Cup championships.

    Awards

    • Golden Space Needle Award for Best Documentary (Fourth Runner-up) - Seattle IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cinematography
    Chris Rosik
    Pavel Belyavsky
    Editing
    David Fabelo
    Music
    Wayne Kramer
    Production
    LUCKY HAT ENTERTAINMENT
    Joshua Riehl

    Joshua Riehl

    USA

    Joshua Riehl was born and raised in the small town of Port Huron, Michigan and credits his inspiration for filmmaking to Kevin Smith's CLERKS (1994), which made him realise that a successful film only needs a small budget and supportive friends. During the recovery from three back surgeries, he honed his taste for style and went on to study filmmaking at the University of Texas in Austin. The influence for the documentaries he creates are stories he cannot stop thinking about, claiming fame and money are not on his radar in the filmmaking process. His most recent documentary THE RUSSIAN FIVE was screened at Seattle IFF 2018.