Feature Film | 2017-2019 | Romance | Romania, USA

Shooting data

Start of shooting08/06/2017
End of shooting05/08/2017
Number of shooting days40
LocationsSt. Peterburg, Thessaloniki, Cluj, Bukarest

Project data

Picture formatCinemascope (1 : 2,39)


Brief synopsis

See You Soon is a modern-day “Cinderella” story. A US soccer star suffers a career-threatening injury in the run-up to the 2018 World Cup and during his recovery embarks on a romance with a Russian single mother. The film carries a positive message about love building bridges between the unlikeliest of places, and the power of soccer to unite the world.

At its deepest root, See You Soon is a proud homage to Leo McCarey’s An Affair To Remember; an unlikely, whirlwind romance between two lovers, only to be kept apart by tragedy and their own wounded pride. McCarey’s film (itself a remake of the 1939 movie Love Affair, by the same director, reinvigorated the romantic-dramedy genre with its sophisticated approach to time-old paradigms.

See You Soon aims to continue in this vein, turning classic to contemporary while evoking the abortive reunion that Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr never got to savor. Originally released in 1957, it seems fitting that 60 years later the film will be re-envisioned with an international scope and upgraded visual design.

Which brings us to the film’s overall message: that even in despair, hope can be found. And when there is hope, anything can happen…



ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Liam McIntyreRyan Hawkes [L]
Jenia TanaevaLana Kalinina [L]
Harvey KeitelBilly [L]
Poppy DraytonElise [SR]
Oleg TaktarovRuslan [SR]
Larissa MalevannayaGrandma Marina [SR]
Carles Puyoln.a. [SR]
Vladislav Radimovn.a. [SR]
Alexi Lalasn.a. [SR]


Director of photographyEric Maddison
Camera operatorSimon VeronegC-Cam, day player
Steadicam operatorYoshua Berkowitz
1st assistant cameraAdi Sandor
2nd assistant cameraIonel Mandruta
Casting directorVictor JenkinsUK Casting
Costume designerSusanna Song
Costume supervisorFlorina Isai
Assistant costume designerMaria Pitea
DirectorDavid Mahmoudieh
Script supervisorTiffany Tavares
EditorJulie Garces
Key/dolly gripDumitru 'Mitch' Dragut
ProducerMonella KaplaneMotion Entertainment
ProducerJenia Tanaeva
Executive producerAlexander Mikhalskiy
Freelance producerGabi Ilioiu
Freelance producerIuliana Tarnovețchi
Production designerOana Marinescu
ScreenwriterMike Cestari
ScreenwriterJenia Tanaeva

Distributing companies

Vertical Entertainment [us]USA (theatrical)


Theatre releaseUSAFriday, 26/07/2019