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Shades of Day - New Director's Cut


A suspenseful Hollywood fable based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s classic novella, White Nights. The film introduces us to the enchanting Linda, whose life is centered around a planned reunion with her former lover Paul. Her plans change in remarkable ways as she encounters an extraordinary cast of characters, including a new lover and a movie producer being pursued by the Mafia.


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Directors: Vitaly Sumin Writers: Vitaly Sumin Producers: Vitaly Sumin & VM Productions Key cast: Camilla Bergstrom, Alexander Smith, Brian Paul Stuart, Philippe Bergeron


Screenings / Awards: 

– WINNER– 15th Moscow International Festival of Detective Films, Russia (April 17-21, 2013)

-Special Selection – 16th International Film Festival Brigantine,Ukraine (June 2-8, 2013)

–Official Selection - 2nd Delhi International Film Festival (December 2013)

-Official Selection – 22nd International Film Festival of Festivals, St. Petersburg, Russia (June 22-29, 2014)

-Official Selection – 12th Blow-Up Chicago International Arthouse Film Festival (December 2015)

-GOLD WINNER - Los Angeles Neo Noir Novel, Film & Script Festival: May 2016

-Official Seletion - 12 Months Internatinal Film Festival: June 2016

-Finalist - IndustryBoost Competition on IndieWise (USA): November 2016

 -Official Selection - Shhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival (india): December 2016

-Official Selection - Polish Film Festival (Poland): May, 2017

-Official Selection - Stockholm Independent Film Festival (Sweden): June, 2017

-Alternative Film Festival - Toronto, Canada - September 25th, 2017 - Feature Film Category- Nominated for "Best Drama", "Best Mystery/Thriller/Suspense", "Best Writer" -

-Official Selection - Asian Film Center Festival, November, 2017 -  Kolkata, India 

-Official Selection - Tlanshana Film Festival, Mexico - April, 2018

-Official Selection - Barcelona Planet Film Festival, Spain - April, 2018

-Best Neo-Noir Feature Film - Infest Festival - Cine de Auteur, Palma de Maillorca, Spain - September 22, 2018

-Best Narrative Feature - RA Interntional Independent Film Awards, Lithuania - September 23, 2018

-Best Mystery Film - World Film Fair - New York City, USA - October 31, 2018

-BEST ROMANCE PEOPLE CHOICE AWARD - World Film Fair - Los Angeles, USA - November 15, 2019

-Outstanding Achievement Award - Silver Winner - Best Narrative Feature - Virgin Spring Cinefest - December 30. 2021 - Kolkata, India

Information for theatres: 

Student project: No Completion date: 2013-04-11 Shooting format: super 16 Aspect ratio: 16:9 Film color: Black & White and Color First-time filmmaker: No

Directed by: 
Vitaly Sumin -
Writing credits: 
Vitaly Sumin & Jeff Bergquist
Camilla Bergstrom, Alexander Smith, Brian Paul Stuart, Philippe Bergeron
Produced by: 
Vitaly Sumin & VM Productions
Music by: 
Cengiz Yaltkaya
Cinematography by: 
Mindaugas (Gus) Blaudziunas
Film Editing by: 
Eric Chase & Vitaly Sumin
Casting by: 
Richard Crater
Art Direction by: 
Matt Hill
Costume Design by: 
Michael G. Campbell
Makeup Department: 
Caren Triana
Production Management: 
Larry Aasen
Release Date: 
Monday, May 16, 2016
Official website:
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