Amissa Anima is a short drama about four boys surviving on the edge of existence in St Kilda in the early 1980’s. Their fragile balance is broken when an act of betrayal pushes them to retaliate.
The characters are fictional, but the story is based on true crime events and the personal experiences of the writers who grew up on the streets of St Kilda during this time.
The screenplay is currently a finalist in the Global Script Challenge: Best Overall Script at the Oaxaca Film Festival in Mexico and recently made the second round shortlist at the Austin Film Festival in the USA. The screenplay was also long-listed for the Australian Writer’s Guild Monte Miller Award. The film is currently in pre-production, ready for release in 2019. It has been supported by the City of Port Phillip’s 2017/18 Cultural Development Fund.
Amissa Anima, which means ‘lost soul’ in latin, will be directed by Tatiana Doroshenko and was written by David Markin and Tatiana. The film will be produced by Katrina Mathers (Cherry Hands Media) and Bernie Clifford (Bernzerk Productions), along with Julian Pocock and David Markin. Ellery Ryan is on board as DOP. Auspicous Arts Projects will oversee the production.
Amissa Anima has already secured some funding thanks the CoPP Cultural Development grant, as well as private crowdfunding support through Australian Cultural Fund and GoFundMe campaigns to date. If you’d like to support this film, please visit the GoFundMe page.