If you do a Google search on something like “Most Disturbing Films Ever” or “100 Most Brutal Films” or “List of Most Extreme Films” you will inevitably find a list that has the film “Philosophy of A Knife” (2008) as the Number One film. If not number one, it will surely be in the top 20. Russian director Andrey Iskanov made a four-hour epic true story of the Japanese atrocities committed against Chinese citizens in what were the equivalent of Japanese Concentration Camps. His film captured all of the brutality of this, and for this reason “POAK” is considered the most brutal, extreme, violent, and sick film ever made.
Other works of Iskanov include "Gvozdi" ("Nails" in English) (2003), "Visions of Suffering" (2006) and "The Profane Exhibit" (2013).
For the past 6 years, Andrey has been working on his latest epic film, “INGRESSION”. Several years ago he unleashed an unfinished version of the film to the world under the title “The Tourist”. Despite the fact that Andrey felt it was incomplete, the film played at many European Film Festivals and won awards. It is a brilliant, but incomplete film. Andrey first needs to upgrade the quality by remastering the film, and then he needs to film more scenes to make the film the complete and epic masterpiece it was meant to be.
Unfortunately, Andrey Iskanov is such an uncompromising film-maker that he has difficulty getting financial backing, and currently does not have the funds to finish shooting his masterpiece. That is why Andrey Iskanov is asking for your help.
This epic masterpiece is going to be the film event of the year and possibly of the century. It is of extreme importance to supporters of underground art and extreme transgressive and surreal film that this film be made right, and that can only happen through your donation, or simply by spreading the word, posting this link on Facebook and twitter, even emailing it to friends. For the sake of art we must stand behind this project and make it happen.
As of last week, February 20, 2014, Andrey’s INDIEGOGO campaign has gone LIVE! You can head there right now to contribute. He is not asking for $100,000. Or $50,000. Or even half of that. Andrey simply needs $15,000 to finish the film. He needs to pay the dedicated actors in his films who are forced to undergo extreme and unpleasant experiences. He needs to pay for the film and the processing of the film. Very simple things. The film is already so close to complete.