Filming has commenced on Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship winning film My Boy Oleg directed by Goran Stoleveski produced by Jessica Carrera of Dollhouse Pictures. The film shoots over four days in and around Footscray.
My Boy Oleg follows Ukrainian actress Irina who arrives in Melbourne with her son Oleg for a theatre festival performance. The real reason for her journey however is revealed through her off stage antics.
The culturally diverse ensemble cast includes Olena Fedorova, Garakai Jani, Uwem Etuknw, Idelson Carlos Manjaia rounded out by critically acclaimed performers Alex Dimitriades and Diana Glenn. Clement Lukudu will make his screen debut as ‘Oleg’.
“I’m committed to material that lets women and minority characters be the [anti]heroes for a change. My Boy Oleg is a strong reflection of this,” says Stolevski. “I’m excited to collaborate on this project with an incredibly diverse cast and a strong female crew through the support of Sydney Film Festival and Lexus”
Stolevski won The 2016 Rouben Mamoulian Award for Best Director for ‘You Deserve Everything’ in 2016. The film went on to screen at over 40 festivals. Stolevski participated in the 2017 Berlinale Talents and received funding from the Macedonian Film Agency. Previously he received Screen Australia support through the Talent Escalator initiative, with four months spent observing Alister Grierson (director of James Cameron-produced Sanctum) on international Emmy Award-winning series Nowhere Boys.
You can find out more about the film here.