Potato Dreams

Wes Hurley’s surreal VR autobiographical doc tells the story of Little Potato’s journey growing up gay in the Soviet Union before and after the fall of communism, his mother’s struggles to create a better life for them both, leading eventually to her becoming a mail order bride in order to insure their escape to America.

Filmdetails

Wes Hurley & Nathan Miller

USA 2017, 6′, Spielfilm, Englisch ohne UT

Produktion: Mischa Jacupcak, Buch & Bildgestaltung: Wes Hurley & Nathan Miller, Musik: Joshua Kohl (Degenerate Art Ensemble)

Screenings/Preise

IDFA Amsterdam, Seattle Int’l FF, American Film Institute, Imagine FF, Chelsea Film Festival

Biographie

Wes Hurley (born Vasili Naumenko) is a Russian-born Seattle-based filmmaker, writer and actor. He wrote, directed and produced two features – the queer pop-art comedy musical „Fallen Jewel“ and a documentary „Waxie Moon“ – in addition to over a dozen shorts. Hurley is also the creator of the critically-acclaimed „Capitol Hill“ TV/web series which was produced in partnership with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.