Actor Arkady Airapetov about shooting in the video "Seeds" and his impressions of working with the publishing house "Sound-M".

In a cozy cafe "Tet-a-Tet" on the second floor of the art gallery "Vernissage" in Pyatigorsk, our correspondent spoke with theater and film actor Arkady Ayrapetov, who played in the video "Seeds", which is expected to premiere in October of this year, a good scientist and inventor . The scientist is really kind, but slightly crazy, since only such an idea could come up with the idea to invent a seed and facilitate the work of those who choose sunflower seeds.

Arkady Airapetov as a good scientist and inventor in the video "Seeds".
Arkady Airapetov as a good scientist and inventor in the video "Seeds".

It was this kind genius in his office that you could see in teaser clip "Seeds" on channel music publisher "Sound-M" on YouTube. It is immediately obvious that the hero Arkady solves a difficult task, he is businesslike, thoughtful, assembled, although his appearance (like his desktop) looks somewhat fragmented - as befits a creative person.

Arkady Airapetov: “I had to surpass my ancestor, who invented sunflower oil. And my character decided to feed the whole world, to invent a seed. Or maybe invent some special oil. But with the seeds he did not succeed ... "

We will reveal the secret, the creation of the scientist exploded right in the frame in the last seconds of the video clip "Seeds". That is why in previous articles about the clip You could see photos of Angelica Nacheva and Sultan Hurricane with smoky faces.

Arkady Ayrapetov: “Yes, the explosion occurred on the set, in the frame. Just a shocking sight. In general, I am impressed by the choice of locations. Ethnographic Museum Ataman, Kuban Cossack village in full size. This open-air museum. We in the Stavropol Territory do not have this, although it could be. After all, the culture of the Terek Cossacks is not very different from the culture of the Kuban Cossacks. And all the participants of the shooting got great pleasure both from the process and from the places where we worked. ”

Arkady Airapetov: “All the participants of the shooting got great pleasure from the process and from the places where we worked.” The set of the video clip "Seeds".

To the shooting of the video "Seeds", the management of the publishing house "Sound-M" attracted serious material and human resources. The show-ballet from Rostov, Caucasian pop stars Angelika Nachesova and Sultan-Uragan, many residents of the village participated in crowd scenes.

“The Sultan was the leading man and the production director in one person,” says Arkady. - When Sultan had to leave for a few hours, he was perfectly replaced by Arthur Hasanov. Great video maker! He sees the frame, sees the perspective. I really liked it! And in general, as an actor, I highly appreciate the work of all the participants, the illuminators worked so brilliantly in general. We were lucky with the weather, lucky with the directors, lucky with the camera crew.

Arkady Airapetov: "I am delighted with the choice of places for filming" Sunflower ". Ataman Ethnographic Museum, full-size Kuban Cossack village!"
Arkady Airapetov: “I am delighted with the choice of places for the filming of“ Sunflower seeds ”. Ethnographic Museum Ataman, life-size Kuban Cossack village! ”

“I really liked my portrait with a beard like Ivan Petrovich Pavlov from the scenery,” continues Arkady. - It was a portrait of my real ancestor in the image of Bokaryov (editorial note: Daniel Bokarev owned the discovery of sunflower as oilseed. In 1829, he invented a method of producing sunflower oil. Four years later in 1833, in Alekseyevka (now the city of Alekseyevka in the Belgorod region ) the first Russian oil factory was built by merchant Papushin with the assistance of Bokaryov. And in 1834, Bokaryov opened his own oil factory, literally in less than a year, he began exporting oil abroad. By the 1860 year in Alekseev e was more than a hundred oil mills. Sale exported to 40 million barrels, the contents of which weighed about 900 thousand pounds). So in a certain way in the clip "Seeds" paid tribute to the memory and the present inventor.

Arkady Airapetov: “Somewhere in the late spring of this year, Sultan called me and invited me to the shooting of the video“ Seeds ”

Arkady Airapetov: “Somewhere in the late spring of this year, Sultan called me and invited me to the video shoot of the“ Seeds ”. It was very interesting for me, because then I just ended up shooting in the clip of singer Nata (I played dad in this clip) and I really liked participation in the shooting of the video as such - in a few seconds you can convey the whole gamut of acting. This is different from filming movies or performing on stage.

Arkady Airapetov: "Somewhere in the late spring of this year, Sultan called me and invited me to the video clip" Seeds "." Arkady in the clip singer Nata.
Arkady Airapetov: “Somewhere in the late spring of this year, Sultan called me and invited me to the video shoot of the“ Seeds ”. In the photo Arkady in the clip singer Nata.

In general, we met with the Sultan in 2016, on the set of his film “Jacket”. After the triumph of Sultan’s first film, “Barefoot in the sky,” he decided to make a comedy. Our theater was invited to the casting, and of all the actors of the troupe I was the only one. I gladly went to the Sultan, because I was in real euphoria after the filming of the TV series “Our happy tomorrow” by Igor Kopylov from Leningrad. I played Yakov Borisovich there - a business man, a tsekhovik, who made batniki for the Olympics-80.

Arkady Airapetov (Tsehovik Yakov Borisovich) in the film "Our Happy Tomorrow."
Arkady Airapetov (Tsehovik Yakov Borisovich) in the film “Our happy tomorrow”.

And then, a year and a half after the shooting of the film, Sultan called me and invited me to play in the video "Seeds" on the Taman Peninsula. I have never been there, it was very interesting: here is the Black Sea, here is the Azov and Kerch nearby. There I met Yugov Mikhail Yuryevich, and I will tell you - this is a man who loves artists. A rare producer today is ready to do everything for an artist. That Yugov just one of those. I am very pleased with the participation in the shooting, and acquaintance with such wonderful people. I have seen many producers and directors in my lifetime, I worked a lot on stage and in movies. And here is the clip "Seeds" in this sense, a unique work both by design, and by team, and by the location of the shooting. Although each project is remarkable in its own way, the actor has positive memories of each job, because every time he puts all the rest to the end, regardless of whether this role is minor or main or episodic. I remember with great warmth my participation in, for example, films like The Return of the Armadillo, From the Flame and the Light and others.

Arkady Airapetov as Zhorik in the feature film "The Return of the Battleship"
Arkady Airapetov as Zhorik in the feature film “The Return of the Armadillo”

"The Return of the" Battleship "- Russian-Belarusian film 1996, filmed by director Gennady Poloka at the Central Film Studio of Children's and Youth Films. M. Gorky on the story of the same name by Alexei Kapler in the year of the 100 anniversary of cinema. Arkady Airapetov played the role of Zhorik in him.

But “Seeds”, of course, Arkady smiles, is the most sparkling and fun video of all those in which I participated in my entire 30-year-old acting career. Therefore, on behalf of the entire acting group of the Pyatigorsk Chamber Dramatic Theater "Close-up", where I currently serve, I wish the video clip "Seeds" good luck and success at the box office, unconditional recognition of the audience.

Let us remind our readers that the video of "Seeds" will be released on screens in October 2017. Read all about shooting this video in our special heading.