Ireland 2019 9 min Russian original version with German subtitles
by Gar O’Rourke
DoP: Colm Hogan, Editor: John O’Connor, Production: Venom Film, Producer: Ken Wardrop, with: Petro Shakhanov
KACHALKA brings you into the heart of what is widely considered the world’s most hardcore gym – Kiev’s enormous open-air ‘Kachalka’ gym.
Gar O’Rourke graduated from Kingston University in Ontario/Canada with a degree in Landscape Architecture and subsequently worked in a variety of creative careers before discovering his love of filmmaking. In 2016, whilst working in Toronto/Canada, he established his own video production company, which he later relocated to Dublin/Ireland. He has worked on many commercial campaigns, with a keen interest on documenting real life. He is now the creative director at RUFF Studio. KACHALKA is his debut film as director.
Filmography: 2019 KACHALKA