Shades Of Day

One of the greatest love stories ever written

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The Shades Of Day

Notes From The New World

Los Angeles,USA: A young actor is drawn into the world of intrigue, romance and murder...

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Notes From The New World

The Missing Screenwriter

Robert Hurley (27), screenwriter of "Notes from the New World", based on Dostoyevsky's "Notes from the Underground", has vanished...

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The Missing Screenwriter

Dostoyesvky Reimagined

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

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Dostoyesvky Reimagined

VMP Films is dedicated to the art of independent filmmaking. We are developing and producing quality films based on original stories and masterpieces of world literature.

We admire 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 our inspiration.





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Nancy (25), an aspiring writer, decides to test the validity of her book Love Game against reality. With the help of two former soldiers of the American-led intervention in the Syrian Civil War, her husband - the movie studio executive, a hooker and a homeless, she stages a war game in a boot camp. Will Nancy's book where no killings take place, stand the test of life? Well, fiction and reality don't play by the same rules. 

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    AUGUST 2021

 AUGUST 2021


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VM Productions  is pleased to announce that our movies NICKS ADVENTURES IN HOLLYWOOD, BURGLARY, SPIDER MAN & CRIME AND PUNISHMENT were officially selected by the 4th Mallorca International Film Festival in Spain!

The online screenings -January 24th - begins 12-noon Central European Standard Time (GMT+1) https://filmsongo.tv

Be there!

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Nicks Adventures


Crime and Punishment & Spider Man





This is our 16th award for The Notes !






Due to the COVID-19 the pre-production of our feature length project Crime & Punishment, LA - following by the shoot of the movie - that was scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 8th 2020 in Los Angeles is moved to the beginning of 2021. The exact date will be announced.


C&P, LA  represents the third chapter of our ambitious LA-Dostoyevsky Project - a re-envisioning of Dostoyevsky's classic novel transported to LA during the riots of 1992.

The project -currently in the active development- was selected, as the winner, for the European Co-Production Matchmaking Program at SXSW!








Nick investigates Robert Hurley's disappearance. He's guided by the real story documented in the book The Missing Screenwriter published by VM Productions in 2018.

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FINALLY!!!   The rough cut of the feature length BTS titled Dostoyevsky Reimagined  (in post-production)

is about to be completed.  Stay tuned!



  APRIL, MAY 2020








Storyline: Man destroyes the book by Dostoyevsky


  Night is quiet and rather cold. The crackling of the fire of the furnace fills

   the room, along with the sound of paper ripping. A man (mid 20s), sits on

   his chair by the fire. On the floor are ripped pages from books. There are

   more books on the coffee table, books by Dostoevsky....


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                                   MARCH, 2020







   Its a gloomy day. The sun is barely shining and clouds fill the sky. The

   perfect weather to jog. MIKEY (21), a skinny, tall man, is jogging, enjoying

   the weather. He suddenly slows down behind a creepy figure in a

   hoodie.The figure looks so suspicious that Mikey decides to follow him...


   The figure is too fast for Mikey. Mikey stops to catch his breathe. The

   creepy figure walks up towards him, closer and closer. The figure opens

   his arms wide and...


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                                   FEBRUARY, 2020





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   The room has an uneasy yet somewhat calming feeling to it, a highlight

   of  pink and blue. WOMAN (mid 20s), beautiful, charming, tall, and cunning,

   wipes the splash of blood on her face and down to her neck with a cotton

   pad, rather calmly. A body of a man lays on the floor, but only his arm is

   visible. The rest is a mystery.


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Kate and Carolyn meet Peter Parker (aka Spider Man) and Rodion

 Raskolnikov, the hero of Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment". They

 participate in the miracles by Peter and witness the murder by Rodion.

 Is Peter the alternative personality of Rodion? Are we experiencing the

 realization of Dostoyevsky's prophecies? And should we still read the

 "old" books in order to understand our presence and predict our future?


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                                                DECEMBER, 2019




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Two burglars-a man and a woman-attempt to gain the combination to a safe by threatening a most surprising hostage. Even more surprising is what the safe contains.

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 OCTOBER, 2019



Animated Series and Featurette

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Nick, a fresh graduate from an East Coast college and an aspiring 

screenwriter arrives in Tinseltown. He's hired for the project involving

a secret cult and the Russian mob... There's danger in the air.











October 31, 2018


 The World Film Fair-New York City edition (October 26-31) is the history. Our movies Notes from the New World and Shades of Day are the winners of the prestigious awards. The Notes received two awards: World Film Fair Honor Achievement in Film and Television (along with Harvey Keitel, btw.) for Natasha Blasick (scroll down for more about Natasha!) and The Best Action Film while Shades was recognized by the Jury as The Best Mystery Film.


 Lower Photo above: Toni Caimari Caldes (the guy wearing white shirt, first in the right,  lower row ), the talented filmmaker & the director of Infest Festival Cine De Auteur in Palma de Majorca (scroll down for more) also attended the World Film Fair. His film Ma Belle that we liked very much received the great critical acclaim and the international awards. Toni invited Natasha and me to present The Notes at the next edition of the Infest Festival in Spain. Stay tuned!


Upper Photo above: The guy with the blue hair, Gus Blaudziunas, great cinematographer for Shades of Day.  



Natasha: If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere, so it is up to you New York, New York!




October 28 & 29, 2018


 The VM Productions  team is pleased to announce that our award-winning movies Notes from the New World and Shades of Day were selected from 31,298 submissions and will be screened at the World Film Fair, New York City, in the framework of the competition.

 Notes will be screened on October 28th at 3:15 PM EDT and

Shades of Day at 7 PM EDT on October 29th.



The award ceremony will take place in Cinepolis Theater on October 31st at 7PM.

Our actress Natasha Blasick that performed the part of Sonia in Notes, Notes & Shades are nominated for awards.


Natasha has recently completed the movie All-Star Weekend (to be released in 2019) written and directed by the Academy award-winner Jamie Foxx. Natasha starred alongside Hollywood celebrities twice Oscar-nominated Robert Downey Jr. and Oscar-winner Benicio Del Toro.


October 7, 2018

VM Productions is pleased to announce that our movie Notes from the New World  won the award for Best  Feature Narrative Film by the 3rd Underground Cinema Festival in the city of Cusco, historic capital of Peru. The selection committee received hundrerds of films from all over the world. The Notes was selected from 7 finalists feature films that were screened in the festival. This is our fourth award since September 15th 2018!




September 23, 2018

While in Vilnius, capital of Lithuania, you should take a short trip to the nearby historic village of Sumskas. There the prestigious Ramunas Atelier hosts the International Independent Film Awards' Festival for Professional filmmakers. Shades of Day became the award winner during the 2018 edition of the Festival on September 23rd

From the Festival's organizers: "We're looking for gifted filmmakers and artists of our generation. The independent film community is without a doubt the backbone of the industry. This is why it is so important for there to be opportunities for these independent geniuses to be recognized. The Ramunas Atelier International Independent Film Awards provides a tremendous amount of opportunities for filmmakers to receive the accolades they deserve within our awards".  


September 22, 2018

VM Productions is pleased to announce that our movie Shades of Day - New Director's Cut is a winner with the award for Best Neo-Noir Feature Film by the 3rd Infest International Film Festival - Cine de Auteur, Palma De Mallorca, Spain



 Films Infest is an independent initiative of independent film producers, Screen Art Films and Cautor Films, based in Mallorca and Barcelona.


From the Manifesto by the Festival:

"We want to promote artists with free and plural visions that contribute to the efforts of making this world more tolerant, away from so called 'one minded thinking'. The truth is in every human being. It only takes one to explain it and another one to listen..."



September 12-15, 2018

VM Productions is pleased to announce that our movie Notes from the New World  is a winner with the award for Best Feature Film by the 4th Atlantic International Film Festival, Barranquilla, Colombia. The official selection included 44 films representing 27 countries chosen from over 1,100 entries from 82 countries: