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!"
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.