Husband & Wife Grads Release ‘Bridenapping’ in Kazakhstan

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A husband and wife team from Kazakhstan, who are both New York Film Academy MFA alumni, Askar Bissembin and Bayan Yerimbet have just released their feature film, romantic comedy Bridenapping (Svadba Na Troih). Bissembin was the writer/director of the film while Yerimbet produced.

In the film, Azamat agrees to kidnap his best friend’s bride Alia, according to Kazakh ancient tradition. But when his family mistakenly believes Alia Azamat’s wife-to-be, he has to marry his best friend’s fiancée.

The film was their final project that they developed while at NYFA — Askar in Filmmaking and Bayan in Producing.

“Thanks to NYFA teachers, Bridenapping developed into a solid story,” said Yerimbet. “After returning to Kazakhstan, I was able to produce the feature.”

Bridenapping was released all over Kazakhstan on March 5th, 2015.

The husband and wife team are already in pre-production on a sequel.

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