Son arrested Alexei Ulyukayev made the producer of “wizard of OZ” and made about nine films as a cameraman
The producer of one of the main Russian films of 2015 “land of OZ” Director Vasily sigareva, who became the winner of the XXV Open Russian film festival “Kinotavr” and received the award “” for best screenplay, is the son of the now arrested former head of the Ministry of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev – a 33-year-old Dmitry.
As writes “the Newspaper.ru”, Mr Ulyukayev leads a pretty modest life and is engaged in producing films, award-winning Russian film festivals.
Despite positive reviews, the star cast and the negative responses by some politicians, who demanded the ban “wizard of OZ”(a lot of swearing, scenes of violence and alcoholism), the box office picture failed, collecting a total of 307 thousand dollars with a budget of 1.5 million dollars.
Prior to that, Dmitriy Ulyukaev was produced by another film – “I know how to knit”, which in 2011 his production company “White mirror” received financial support in the amount of 4.7 million rubles from the Russian Ministry of culture. The rest of the funding was through the Fund, “Finance and development”, the founder of which was the Fund “Public opinion” and “economic policy Institute named Gaidar” in which the speaker is a senior at different times worked as the Deputy Director.
Dmitry studied at VGIK. In 2007 graduated from the camera Department (workshop of Yuri Nevsky). He has directed nine films, three of which – short. The first work Ulyukayev, Jr., was a picture of “Life by surprise” (2006). Then there was the film “the House with no address” (2010), “delivery man” (2013), “Next” (2014), “a Deadly battle” in 2016, he participated in the movie “the Forgotten”. In the “land of OZ” Dmitry also acted not only as producer but also as an operator.
As found out the publication, Mr Ulyukayev held quite a businessman: from November 2004 until 2006 he owned the offshore company Ronnieville Ltd, registered in the British virgin Islands (subsequently, it came under the control of the second wife ex-the Minister of economic development Yulia Rapinoe). In addition, he was co-owner of the Moscow company “Eurostroy”, which was engaged in architecture and construction.
By the way, apartment in the elite residential complex “Golden keys – 2″, where the Minister is under house arrest, is listed with son Dimitri, daughter and wife.