This is a true life modern Cinderella story, only it is the single mom version. While raising her 2 daughters Anya and Alina, Jenia moved to America hoping to get a better life for her girls. While settling down in Los Angeles and without a single friend in the city, she spent a lot of time watching films with her kids. One night she came across the 1957 film AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER, and it had a huge impact on Jenia and became an inspiration for the beautiful heartwarming love story she wrote called SEE YOU SOON.
SEE YOU SOON follows a U.S. soccer star who, after suffering a career-threatening injury in the run-up to the 2018 World Cup, embarks on an unexpected journey of self-discovery and gives true love a chance.
It was a remarkable 2 ½ year journey for Jenia from script conception to final edits. It was through chance meetings with a Warner brothers exec that led to a meeting with former Disney CEO Michael Eisner who loved her script and gave her notes.
Jenia Tanaeva was born in the beautiful city of Saint Petersburg, Russia. She was raised during the communist regime in the family of engineers, living in a tiny apartment with her parents, grandparents and her older sister. While in school she was seriously pursuing rhythmic gymnastics, spending all of her time between school and the gym. After graduating from high school she attended the University of St Petersburg, majoring in psychology. Back then she couldn't even dream about coming to America.
SEE YOU SOON just finished filming throughout Europe and Russia. The film is also being produced by Jenia for eMotion Entertainment, and executive produced by Alexander Mikhalskiy. It is expected for early 2018 release, just in time for the World Cup.
Jenia wrote, produced and stars in this film hope with the hope to inspire men and women around the world to follow their dreams, believe in themselves and be courageous enough to take that first step.