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Despite The Gods

Despite The Gods

Directors: Penny Vozniak
Australia
English, Hindi with English subtitles
85 min
ReelWomen
Docufest

Synopsis:
Filmmaker Jennifer Lynch, daughter of David and director of the notorious Boxing Helena, traveled to India in 2008 to make Hisss, a modern-day comedy-horror-musical film about the beautiful but vengeful snake goddess Nagin. But everything devolves rapidly into chaos as the bloated production falls behind schedule, the set growing increasingly tense and combative as Lynch fights with her producers for control of the film, all the while trying to look after her young daughter and maintain her sanity.

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Producer: Karina Astrup

Film Format: HDCam

Show Times

Get your ticket here Director Penny Vozniak, Documentary Subjects Jennifer and Sydney Lynch, Producers David Michaels, Eric Wilkinson and Karina Astrup, Editor Melanie Annan and Graphic Designer Nils Astrup Scheduled to Attend
Get your ticket here Director Penny Vozniak, Documentary Subjects Jennifer and Sydney Lynch, Producers David Michaels, Eric Wilkinson and Karina Astrup, Editor Melanie Annan and Graphic Designer Nils Astrup Scheduled to Attend
Penny Vozniak

Biography

Penny Vozniak directs, writes and shoots her own documentary films and music videos. Her first film, Despite the Gods, premiered at Hot Docs 2012, and has been nominated for 3 Best Documentary Feature awards. For the past 3 years Vozniak has collaborated with Australian pop artist Appleonia, creating a string of dream-themed music videos. In 2011 she was awarded Best Music Video at Sandfly Film Festival for her music video Precious, and was short-listed for Shots Magazine's Asia/Pacific New Director Award. She is currently directing and co-producing Ordinary Wonderlands, a feature documentary filmed over 8 years. This stranger-than-fiction film explores the bittersweet reality of living as a superhero in the real world.

Producer: Karina Astrup

Editor: Melanie Annan

Production Companies: House of Gary Pty Ltd

Sponsors
Jeanne Randall Malkin Family Foundation
John and Jacolyn Bucksbaum Family Foundation