Cherry Hands Media and Bernzerk Productions 2018/19 Co Production

A new short film by Tatiana Doroshenko


Amissa Anima is a fifteen minute drama about four teenage 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 perform an unspeakable act.

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 was recently long-listed for the Australian Writer’s Guild Monte Miller Award. It is currently in pre-production, ready for release in 2019.

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. 

Amissa Anima has already secured some private funding thanks supporters through the Australian Cultural Fund and GoFundMe campaign to date. But we are still seeking to raise additional funding to cover this ambitious production, if you’d like to support us, please visit the GoFundMe page or get in touch. 

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