Anna Eva Mutuanene

Screen & Photography

Deep Pockets, Empty Hearts (Short Film)

After a life-changing mission trip, April returns to Sydney full of hope – only to discover that the grind of city life brings her nothing but loneliness and her once-close friends seem to be hiding something from her…

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Set in Sydney, this magical-realism drama, tells the story of April – an endearing 30yo woman, struggling to break out of society’s cookie-cutter mould for success and happiness. Deep Pockets, Empty Hearts is a journey into self-discovery and self-acceptance. A film dedicated to anyone who feels disconnected from modern society and from themselves. It’s about finding new perspectives of life and appreciating what is really important to us as human beings: the freedom to be ourselves.

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

With an urgent need to process all the pain and disconnection I felt around me, I buckled down and wrote this story. I have travelled to many places and have re-started my life from scratch many times. I have never loved anything more than the spark of a new adventure. But without warning, I would always find that these new, magical places would always lose their enchantment and I would find myself crushed by their imperfect reality.

It turned out, that the only thing ruining the illusion was me – specifically, how I compared my lifestyle to others.

We live in a world that has a specific formula for success and happiness: get married and get a job. We follow this recipe and never consciously ask ourselves if this is what we really want.

But what if, like April, more people found the courage to shamelessly express their true selves and marched to the beat of their own drums? This, with the help of your donations, is what I want audiences to realise: that it’s okay to be yourself and choose your own path.

WHY DONATE?

The goal of this project is to begin filming in late August and to have post-production wrapped by December 2020. By contributing to this film, you will be supporting local artists to develop and create more Australian stories.

Funding will go towards production costs e.g. equipment hire, production design and catering. All donors will be thanked in the credits and donations over $2 are tax deductible.

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Artist

Anna Eva Mutuanene

Location

NSW

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Screen & Photography

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Eva Mutuanene is a recent film graduate from the Australian Film, Television & Radio School (Bachelor of Screen Production, Class 2019). Eva has a keen passion for drama period pieces and seeks to create and produce content centred on women and people of colour.

Through the process of directing her own films, Any Means (2018) and Lessons From My Father (2018); Eva learnt about the immense diligence and organisation required behind every film. Since then, and whilst also freelancing on other various projects, Eva has found an affinity for producing and assistant directing and plans to continue in this field.

As the daughter of immigrants and having been an immigrant herself, Eva has come to experience two widely contrasting ideals and lifestyles. Because of this, she will always be indebted to have the opportunity to truly understand what it means to empathise with people and enjoy the best of what all cultures have to offer. It is with these personal experiences that inspired her to become a storyteller and tell the insane and wonderful stories that can only come from an equally insane and wonderful life.

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