Ukraine, Netherlands
Olena Siyatovska, Simon Mozgovyi

I Am Michele

UA Shorts

ABOUT MOVIE

A young transgender girl dreams of becoming a model, and through popularity in social media resists the loneliness that takes her over. During the trip to her birthplace, she understands what is her true desire.

Original title
Ваша Мішель
Country
Ukraine, Netherlands
Year
June 2023
Duration
20'
Color / Black&White
Color
Genre
Documentary

DIRECTOR:

Olena Siyatovska

Olena Siyatovska is an artist and an emerging director. She studied at the Oles Honchar Dnipro National University (Ukraine) and University of Fine Arts in Poznan (Poland). Siyatovska focuses on social relations, human rights, and identity in the digital dimension. She received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture of Poland Gaude Polonia in 2019 and has participated in exhibitions and residencies in Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, and Germany. I Am Michelle is the directing debut of Siyatovska supported by the Embassy of the Netherlands in 2020 and the British Council Ukraine in 2021.

TEAM

Director / Screenwriter
Olena Siyatovska, Simon Mozgovyi
Director / Screenwriter
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Camera
Artem Nadyozhin
Editing
Simon Mozgovyi
Production design
Cast
Michelle Karas, Maria Bakun, Stefania Andruhiv
Producer
Simon Mozgovyi
Production
Olena Siyatovska
World sales company
Olena Siyatovska