MY AMERICA

By Peter HEGEDUS

FRESHWATER PICTURES - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2011

My America, a provocative and whimsical cinema documentary exploring what America means to millions of people around the world as seen through the eyes of an Australian-Hungarian Gen Y filmmaker, the grandson of the controversial former communist Prime Minister of Hungary, András Hegedüs.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • AUSTRALIA, HUNGARY
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, HUNGARIAN
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Peter HEGEDUS
    • Writer(s)
    • Peter HEGEDUS, Jane JEFFES, Trish LAKE
    • Producer(s)
    • Jane JEFFES (Firefly Productions), Peter HEGEDUS (Soul Vision Films), Trish LAKE (Freshwater Pictures)
    • Synopsis
    • From LA to New York, San Francisco to Chicago and New Orleans, My America is challenging audiences to listen to the opinions and problems, the hopes and the dreams of ordinary people affected by the global superpower in different corners of the world. The film described by Variety Magazine as “polished, well paced” and “poignant” explores America’s role at home and abroad in the 21st century.
      According to Variety’s review, ”Aussie documaker Peter Hegedus literally puts himself on the psychiatrist's couch in "My America," a stimulating chronicle of his search for the America he loved while growing up in socialist Hungary and suburban Brisbane”.
      The 33 year-old filmmaker has produced and directed several award-winning documentaries including a film short-listed for an Academy Award but My America, made with producers Jane Jeffes and Trish Lake, has been the most ambitious so far.
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