Actor Arkady Ayrapetov about filming in the clip “Seeds” and his impressions of working with the publishing house “Zvuk-M”.
In the cozy Tet-a-Tet cafe on the second floor of the Vernissage art gallery in Pyatigorsk, our correspondent talked to the theater and film actor Arkady Ayrapetov, who played in the video clip “Seeds”, the premiere of which is expected in October this year, of a good scientist and inventor . The scientist is really kind, but a little crazy, since only such an idea could come up with the idea to invent a seed meter and ease the work for those who choose sunflower seeds.
It was this kind genius in his office that you could see in teaser for the clip “Seeds” on the channel of the music publishing company “Zvuk-M” on YouTube. It’s immediately obvious that the hero of Arcadia is solving a difficult task, he is businesslike, thoughtful, collected, although his appearance (like his desktop) looks a bit scattered - as a creative person should.
Arkady Ayrapetov: “I had to surpass my ancestor, who invented sunflower oil. And my character decided to feed the whole world, invent the seed meter. Or maybe invent some special oil. But with seeds he didn’t succeed ... ”
We’ll reveal the secret, the scientist’s creation exploded right in the frame in the last seconds of the “Seeds” video clip. 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 very impressed with the choice of locations. Ethnographic Museum Ataman, full-size Kuban Cossack village. A real open-air museum. In our Stavropol Territory this is not, 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 in the filming received great pleasure both from the process and from the places where we worked. ”
To the shooting of the clip “Seeds” the management of the publishing house “Zvuk-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 actor and stage director all rolled into one,” says Arkady. - When the Sultan had to leave for several hours, he was perfectly replaced by Arthur Hasanov. The clip maker is great! He sees the frame, sees the perspective. I really liked him! And in general, as an actor, I highly appreciate the work of all participants, the illuminators generally worked brilliantly. We were lucky with the weather, lucky with the directors, lucky with the camera crew.
“I really liked from the scenery my portrait with a beard like that of Ivan Petrovich Pavlov,” continues Arkady. - It was a portrait of my real ancestor in the image of Bokarev (editorial note: Daniil Bokaryov owns the discovery of sunflower as an oilseed. In 1829, it was he who invented a method for producing oil from sunflower. Four years later in 1833 in Alekseevka (now the city of Alekseevka in the Belgorod Region) ) the merchant Papushin, with the assistance of Bokaryov, built the first oil mill in Russia, and already in 1834 Bokaryov opened his own oil mill, literally in less than a year, began exporting oil abroad. there were more than one and a half hundred oil mills, up to 1860 thousand barrels were exported, the contents of which weighed about 40 thousand pounds). So in a certain way in the clip “Seeds” a tribute is paid to the memory of the present inventor.
Arkady Ayrapetov: “Somewhere in the late spring of this year, the Sultan called me and invited me to shoot the video“ Seeds ”
Arkady Ayrapetov: “Somewhere in the late spring of this year, the Sultan called me and invited me to shoot the video for“ Seeds. ” It was very interesting for me, because then I just finished shooting the video of singer Nata (I played dad in this video) and I really liked participating in the video shooting as such - in a few seconds you can convey the whole gamut of acting feeling. This is different from filming a movie or performing on stage.
In general, we met with the Sultan in 2016 on the set of his film “Jacket”. After the triumph of the first film of the Sultan "Through the sky barefoot," he decided to make a comedy. Our theater was invited to a casting, and of all the actors in the troupe, only I passed. I gladly went to the Sultan, as I was in real euphoria after the shooting of the series “Our Happy Tomorrow” by Igor Kopylov from Leningrad. I played Yakov Borisovich there - a business man, a workshop specialist who made batniks for the Olympics-80.
And a year and a half after the filming of the film, the Sultan called me and invited me to star 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 near. There I met Yugovoy Mikhail Yuryevich, and I tell you - this is a man who loves artists. A rare producer today is ready to do everything for the artist. Here Yugov is just one of those. I am very pleased with both the participation in the filming and the acquaintance with such wonderful people. But in my lifetime I have seen many producers and directors, I worked a lot on stage and in cinema. And here the video clip “Seeds” in this sense is a unique work, both in design and on command, and in the place of filming. Although each project is wonderful in its own way, the actor has positive memories of each work, because every time he gives all the best, regardless of whether this role is secondary or main or even episodic. I remember with great warmth my participation, for example, in such films as “The Return of the Battleship,” From Flame and Light ”and others.
“The Return of the Battleship” is a Russian-Belarusian feature film of 1996, directed by Gennady Poloka at the Central Film Studio for Children and Youth Films named after Gorky on the eponymous novel by Alexei Kapler in the year of the 100th anniversary of cinema. Arkady Ayrapetov played the role of Zhorik in it.
But “Seeds”, of course, ”smiles Arkady,“ is the most sparkling and fun video of all those in which I participated in my entire 30-year acting career. Therefore, on behalf of the entire acting team of the Pyatigorsk Chamber Drama 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.
We remind our readers that the video clip “Seeds” will be released in October 2017. Read all about filming this video in our special heading.