Serge (Serhiy) Krutsenko

Serge (Serhiy) Krutsenko

26 December, 1967 – 7 January, 2023

The director of the film “The Address On The Wall” Serge (Serhiy) Krutsenko is no longer among us. He left this world on 7 January 2023, and he will stay in our memories as a multi-instrumental performer, a composer, a music producer, a film producer, and a specialist in 3D (Stereo) shooting.

He worked with almost all Ukrainian top music stars as a music producer. Some of the albums he produced for musicians became the official Golden Disc albums in Ukraine. He was honoured a Golden Era award for the best television film music of the year. He produced several feature films as a general producer.

Serhiy Krutsenko was a producer and a composer of the unique international project “The Way Of Columbus” (documentary series about the team of people crossing the Atlantics with 40 days of no food and 14 days of no water act). The film was narrated by the “world famous Columbus”, Gerard Depardieu. This film won the Grand Prix at the international film festival “Kinoletopis” and a number of awards at other international festivals.

Serhiy founded the First Recording studio which records acoustic ensembles for the film and audiophiles’ releases (large symphony Orchestra – up to 120 people; the choir – up to 100 people) in the Surround sound format up to 9.4.2 DSD with three mixing versions (Digital, Analog transformed, Tube).

Serhiy Krutsenko had also made a significant cultural input in the cinema and music production of the country when he became an advisor of the Minister of Culture of Ukraine (2004-2006). He was one of developers of the documentation to enter Eurimage. He also was an active participant and a developer of Ukrainian copyright law from 1991.

He had a large number of films as a composer. He managed to compose the music for 7-8 films per year for the leading channels of Ukraine and CIS countries (the majority of the music compositions were made with the large symphony Orchestra). Some of those films became the winners of the Nika Award (the film festival of Baltic and CIS countries).
Serhiy was a music producer and a composer of the animation film “Dragon Spell” which was released in 17 countries all over the world.

He debuted as a film director in 2021 in the film “The Address On The Wall”. This motion picture is a unique combination of his talents and inspiration. It is a research of the phenomenon of the destruction of a person by another person. “The address on the wall” is a question to all humans about how TO BE and how to stop this destruction.

Serhiy Krutsenko filmed “The Address On The Wall” as a docudrama parable which is an artistic study of human nature. The film researches the reasons of a sudden change which turns a doctor or a builder, a musician or an actor, into a murderer, a fascist capable to kill another human being. How one person can murder its own kind only for the racial differences? This is what happened in Babyn Yar in Kyiv in 1941. The film became a core of the International Humanistic Project “The Address On The Wall”.