Monday, October 14, 2013

PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY WRAPPED ON NEW FEATURE FILM, ABSENT

We have wrapped principal photography on my new feature film, ABSENT, shot on-location in remote, rural Moldova, in the former Soviet Union.  Thank you to the over 150 individual supporters who made the shoot possible.  Synopsis below.



Synopsis

For over a hundred years, Mărculeşti was a vibrant Jewish agricultural and mercantile community in Bessarabia (now present-day Moldova). In July 1941, the village was the site of an unimaginable atrocity. Seventy-three years later, few speak honestly or completely about what happened. ABSENT is a cinematic portrait of the ghost village of Mărculeşti, its current inhabitants, and their very complex relationship to their own history. Working entirely on location with renowned cinematographer Michael Marius Pessah, filmmaker Matthew Mishory documents one of Europe's poorest, most remote, and least-visited places.

An Iconoclastic Features Production, in association with Western Transylvania Studios and Willona Prod Suisse.

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