A REVIEW OF "On The Third Step"
"On The Third Step is a Russian thriller that keeps you guessing the entire film. The film has a great pace, starting off slow to then ramp up to eleven, ultimately delivering a satisfying ending that is both sad and gratifying.... I highly recommend this film, and would like to see more from this director and their team!"
AN INTERVIEW WITH
Explore the filmmaking insights, perspectives and challenges that writer and director Anastasia Norenko experienced during her time making On the Third Step! Read the full exclusive interview with FILMNET below!
On the Third Step: A Call, A Missed Shot, and the Unlikely Arrival of the Cops
"On the Third Step plays its cards well. What truly makes it memorable is the most crucial piece of revelation, not only for its writing but for Aleksandr Demidov’s performance in it: unlikely softness and vulnerability in a film brimming with hypermasculine violence."
SHORT OF THE YEAR 2022 NOMINEES - INDIE SHORTS MAG
Judges had to narrow the list of 189 films reviewed in 2022 to a select group of nominees for the Short of the Year Awards 2022. They encountered an immense challenge in choosing the finalists, considering each film’s unique narrative and emotional impact. After careful deliberations, they chose a special selection of outstanding shorts that demonstrate excellence in storytelling and filmmaking. On the Third Step was nominated for both the "Best Editing" and "Best Direction" categories.
get in the cenflo
The 17th annual Central Florida Film Festival (CenFlo) occured on January 20-22 at Epic Theatres in Mount Dora, Florida.
On The Third Step was screened at the festival, and was awarded "Best Foreign Project" and "Best Suspense/Horror/Thriller Short".
film threat Review: Confession
"Shibanov’s confession is aided greatly by not only Norenko’s production choices in the church but her use of candles to light the scenes. The setting of Confession brilliantly matches the grave tone of the sinner’s words."