An autobiographical documentary short about a gay boy growing up in the Soviet Union, his mail-order-bride mom and their adventurous escape to America.

About the Director(s):

Wes Hurley is a Russian-born Seattle-based filmmaker/writer. He wrote, directed and produced two features - the queer pop-art comedy musical "Fallen Jewel" and a documentary "Waxie Moon" - in addition to over a dozen shorts. Hurley is also the creator of the critically acclaimed "Capitol Hill" TV which was produced with the help from Seattle Mayor's Artist Grant, as well as a grant from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Hurley is Advocate Magazine's Person to Watch and City Arts Magazine's Artist of the Year.

Nathan M. Miller is a cinematographer based out of Seattle & Los Angeles, who has lensed narrative, documentary and commercial projects across the US and abroad. Nate shot Ross Partridge’s "Lamb", which premiered at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival, and was later released by The Orchard. That same year, Nate premiered Todd Rohal’s "Uncle Kent 2", which won the SXSW Audience “Visions” Award, and was later released by Factory 25; as well as the documentary "Tough Love" which had it’s national broadcast on PBS’ stalwart non-fiction series POV. The following SXSW, Nate premiered his collaboration with the Duplass Brothers on Linas Phillips’ "Rainbow Time" (The Orchard/Netflix), starring Melanie Lynskey. Nate was also the Second Unit DP on "The Off Hours", an Official Selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and ”Best Cinematography" nominee at the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards. At this year’s SXSW, Nate premiered "Little Potato", which he co-directed with Wes Hurley, where it was the Short Doc Jury Award winner. Miller also shot brought the Duplass Brothers’ feature "Take Me" and Lynn Shelton's "Outside In".