Tatiana Doroshenko

Screen & Photography

Amissa Anima

In the early 1980s a network of pedophiles preyed on street kids as young as 10 years old. This is the story of four of those boys. Now adults they have collaborated in writing this short screen drama.

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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.

Artist

Tatiana Doroshenko

Location

VIC

Categories

Screen & Photography

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Tatiana’s short films and multi-media projects have screened and won awards at festivals in Australia, Europe and the US.

In 2014 she completed a Masters at the School of Film & Television Victorian College of the Arts with a 22 minute narrative thriller called Earth that screened at the TCL Cinemas Hollywood with HollyShorts monthly program in December 2015. 2016 saw her music video Soon play at HollyShorts again and Made In Melbourne festival.

In 2013 she wrote and directed the short Amon and produced a 50 minute documentary, The Forest For The Trees, that premiered at Lorne Film in 2013. Her short comedy horror script Negative One won third prize in The Terror Film Festival in Philadelphia in 2012 and was shortlisted for three screen writing competitions.

Her experimental film CamGirl screened at the European Media Arts Festival (EMAF), Germany in 2007, VAD Spain 2006, and The Int’l Fest of Cinema and Technology in Florida and LA.

Her Interactive drama Shot from her grad dip at the Victorian College of the Arts won the Poitiers International Film Schools Award for new media in France 2001, an ATOM award, and exhibited at Transmediale Berlin 2002, the Santiago Biennale 2003 and Australian new media festivals.

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