Amissa Anima is a fifteen-minute short screen drama to be produced on 4K digital video, employing a crew of 25 people, a cast of six main roles, and several supporting and stunt roles.
Background: In the early 1980’s in St Kilda, Melbourne, a network of paedophiles preyed on street kids as young as 10 years old. By the time they were 16 years old, the children carried deep scars that they would take into adulthood. This is the story of four boys who survived this trauma. Some of these boys, now as adults have found the courage to share their stories and collaborate in writing this short drama in a journey to personal and social healing.
These crimes persist today. Online child sexual abuse material is the fastest growing crime in the world. This screen drama will challenge us to confront these ugly truths.
This production is of interest to people who care about the devastating effects of child sexual abuse, the healing of survivors, and the prevention of this crime now and into the future.
About Us: We are a strong team of experienced artists and industry professionals paired-up with emerging crew members, to up-skill and advance their careers.
Art and storytelling are able to reveal depth and insight into unspeakable stories that are often almost impossible to access via mainstream creative forms without being gratuitous, prurient and voyeuristic.
Short screen dramas are an established career path towards feature film and long form productions. The International festival circuit assists their short filmmakers to meet major producers, production companies and distributors. This production will be a calling card for the artists involved and be professional development for early career creative practitioners.
Timeline: 12 weeks // with a twelve to eighteen month distribution period.
Target: $15,000 to $40,000. Half of our crew are working as volunteers and we have generous in-kind donations. Funds raised will cover basic production costs, a portion of wages/contractors fees and expenses associated with night shoots and the employment of child and young adult performers. If we raise beyond our target we will increase wages and broaden the creative scope.
To see the cast and crew list, request budget details, read the script, and if you are interested in crewing or just want to know more visit: http://tatianadoroshenko.com/amissa-anima
Share in the reward of being part of telling this moving story now, when Australians are willing, more than ever to break the silence on crimes against children.