Company of Steel

Cannes Docs

Company of Steel

Original title: Zalizna Sotnya

Directed by: Yuliia Hontaruk

Produced by: Yuliia Hontaruk (#Babylon`13, Ukraine), Ivanna Khitsinska (#Babylon`13, Ukraine), Alexandra Bratyshchenko (#Babylon`13, Ukraine), Igor Savychenko (Directory Films, Ukraine)

Country of production: Ukraine

Runtime: 110'

Expected release: December, 2022

Production stage: Post Production

Budget: €161,009 (50% in place)

1st feature: No

Looking for: Sales agents / distributors, co-producers, gap financing


After enduring horrors during the War in the Eastern part of Ukraine, three young Ukrainian war veterans return home. They try to understand how to live in civil life and to win their private wars. But in February 2022 full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine started and they are faced with new challenges of reality. What experience do the heroes gain in these wars, how are they initiated by accepting death?

Director’s profile:

Yuliia Hontaruk is a Ukrainian documentary and feature film director and producer.
2013: Co-founder creative association “BABYLON 13”
2014 Member of the Ukrainian Union of Cinematographers,
2016 Member Ukrainian Film Academy

Producer’s profile:

Babylon’13 is an association of independent filmmakers formed at the beginning of the Revolution of Dignity. The Babylon’13 films traveled around the world, with more than 400 screenings. The films were also broadcasted on the world’s leading TV channels, such as the BBC, TVP, ZDF, RAI and so on. For more than 8 years of it’s activity Babylon’13 has released 7 full-length documentaries on the revolution, annexation of Crimea and the war in Donbass.