"Set one evening in present-day Moscow, 16 year-old Pyotr is baited by an ultranationalist group known for their violent abductions and attacks bolstered by Russia's LGBT propaganda law, but Pyotr has a dangerous secret his attackers could never have accounted for..."
PYOTR495 is an Award-Winning short film written and directed by BLAKE MAWSON, set in Russia in the year 2014. The country has invaded Crimea, while the newly-instated LGBT Propaganda Law makes it illegal to present gay life as normal. Russian President Vladimir Putin's approval rating is at a 6 year-high. We begin in the run-down, white Soviet-era tower blocks in the Cheryomushki district of Moscow, and follow our character, Pyotr (played by The Americans, Orphan Black's ALEX OZEROV), as he leaves his apartment and ventures out into the night on his scooter and under the passing lights of the city streets as he is baited into a dangerous scenario at the sprawling apartment of a member of one of Moscow’s financial elite.