SURRENDER is a poetic documentary that highlights four of the most captivating Bulgarian male dancers (Krastyo Metodiev, Remi Toin, Nikola Hadjitanev & Svetoslav Seropyan) and lifts the curtain on who they are and why they dance. Combining their original performances with first-person documentary accounts, the film traces each man’s personal relationship with dance to understand how it interacts with the idea of masculinity in Bulgarian society.

Official Selection:

Master of Art Film Festival (Bulgaria) – Official Selection

Starring: Krastyo Metodiev, Remi Toin, Nikola Hadjitanev, Svetoslav Seropyan
Executive Producers: Kosta Karakashyan Stephanie Handjiiska / Man with a Hat Foundation
Writer and Director: Kosta Karakashyan
Producers: Lyubomir Balabanov & Lubo Marinov / Grey Universe
Director of Photography: Alexander Vasilev
Production Designer: Velina Mavrodieva
Editors: Kosta Karakashyan & Alexander Tsekoff
Music: Ace Vaptsarov
Costume Designer: Georgi Stoilov
Creative Consultant: Alexander Tsekoff
Movement Director: Kosta Karakashyan
1st AD: Lubo Marinov
1st AC: Alberto Dimitrov
2nd AC: Tsvetan Lyubenov
Gaffer: Manol Mitrev
Still Photographer: Sabridzhan Uzen
Sound Recording & Mixing: Georgi Kostov
Color Grading: Lyubomir Balabanov / Eurofilms
BTS Photographers: Petya Peeva & Evgenia Taneva
Title Design: Gjorgi Despodov

Тhe film is realized with the financial support of the National Culture Fund of Bulgaria and Man with a Hat Foundation.