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Synopsis

BRANDED is a woman’s defiance, in the face of atrocity, to uphold Art and Freedom. Set at some time, in the past, present, or the future. A Ukrainian woman, captured by a regime that forbids artistic expression, challenges her oppressors. She is anonymous, without a presence in the world, the non-existence of a political prisoner. Pacing around the cell, her words directed at the Wall behind her. The Wall that protects her from what is beyond. From other cells, noises of torture are heard. The sounds of conflict increase as the war comes closer. Knowing she will die, her dreams are of the life she used to have, with freedom, laughing and painting in her studio. Her concern is not for herself when she asks, is this the end of Art? She has a vision and imagines Leonardo da Vinci visits her, and asks him, will Art survive? Her desperation increasing, she paints with her own faeces and urine on the Wall. Collapsing, she imagines a future artist visiting her cell. He tells her, Art cannot die, artists are the future.
Kateryna Polishchuk, a soldier in the Ukrainian army, is the voice of the woman in the cell.
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Details

Year
2023
Type of film
Features
Running Time
62 min
Format
Digital
Director
Pauline Amos 1st Feature
Producer
Pauline Amos
Co-Producer
Jane Alieva (UA)
Executive Producer
Colin Vaines (UK)
Editor
Natasha Westlake
Screenwriter
Pauline Amos
Director of Photography
John Letsinger
Production Designer
Pauline Amos
Sound
Tim Burns
Music
Jessica Dannheisser, Ilan Eshkeri, Yury Revich
Principal Cast
Pauline Amos, Kateryna Polishchuck, Nazar Grabar
Studio Recording
Colin Potter
Kyiv Voice Recording
Mart Studio

Production status

Complete

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Last updated 16th October 2023

Production Company

Amos Films
Pauline Amos
+44 (0)7976 802212
pauline.amos@icloud.com
paulineamos@borncriminal.com

Synchronistic Pictures
Colin M. Vaines
Rupert House
Unit 1
4 Tisbury Court
London
W1D 6BG
colinmvaines@icloud.com