Ukraine Is Not a Brothel wins Best Documentary Feature at AACTA awards.

Here is Jonathan, Zoë and I accepting the AACTA award on the TV.

Here is Jonathan, Zoë and I accepting the AACTA award on the TV.

Congratulations to Kitty Green and the small and talented crew of Ukraine is Not a Brothel. The film was nominated in all 6 AACTA documentary categories including our nominations for Best Sound and Best Score in a Documentary, and took home the top honours. Kitty was not able to attend the ceremony (more on that later) so producer Jonathan Auf de Heide, Zoë and I were there representing.

Michael (Producer, Cinematographer), Kitty & Katya with the Sundance award.

Michael (Producer, Cinematographer), Kitty & Katya with the Sundance award.

Another film featuring a collaboration between me and Kitty,  the short film "The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Bouil", was awarded the Short Film Jury Award: Non-Fiction at Sundance Festival last week.  It was wonderful to have both films acknowledged, on opposite ends of the globe in the same week.

 

Posted on February 6, 2015 .