BAZELEVS - Timur Bekmambetov studio
FOUNDED IN 1994
BAZELEVS (Eng: Basileus, Greek: βασιλεύς) — a monarch in Ancient Greece and the Byzantine Empire as well as a mythical creature with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion, symbolizing wisdom and enlightenment.
BAZELEVS is among Russia’s leading TV commercial and film producers in Russia. The Bazelevs Group was founded in 1994 by director and producer Timur Bekmambetov.
The company carries out full-cycle production: production involving the best foreign and Russian experts, scenery-hunting, casting, the technical provision for shooting in and outside Russia. We offer a full range of post production services of any level of complexity: editing, voice acting, CGI and animation, etc
BAZELEVS’ portfolio of films includes some of the highest-grossing films in Russian moviemaking: Night Watch, Day Watch, Irony of Fate: continuation, Wanted, Lucky trouble, the Yolki franchise, Kiss Them All, and many others. Bazelevs Distribution was established in 2010 to distribute BAZELEVS-produced films in Russia and across the former Soviet Union.
BAZELEVS offers production services in Russia and former Soviet Union countries. The company offers the complete range of services needed to organize a shooting as well as post production services of any scale and on any budget.
BAZELEVS’ advertisement unit has worked with leading advertisement agencies and brands for many years. Its works are well-known around the world and have received numerous international awards.
Besides its Moscow office, BAZELEVS operates an office in Los Angeles. The division, called Bazelevs North America, is responsible for liaison with US studios and expanding our network of partners.
Since the release of Night Watch, BAZELEVS has been integrating brands into films, taking full advantage of product placement, cross promotion and merchandizing, effectively combining filmmaking and advertising.