Synopsis

The acclaimed documentary ALMOST HOLY tells the story of Gennadiy Mohknenko, a Ukrainian pastor who has taken up the fight against child homelessness by forcibly abducting street kids and bringing them to his private rehabilitation center. Gennadiy's ongoing efforts and unabashedly tough love approach to his city's problems has made him a folk hero to some, and a lawless vigilante to others. Using gripping footage that follows the self-appointed savior's mission over the course of fifteen years, interspersing imagery from a popular Soviet animated TV show; ALMOST HOLY is a bold and captivating portrait of a man fighting to change Ukraine for the better, as its place in a tense political landscape hangs in the balance. Directed by Steve Hoover (Sundance Grand Jury prize winner for BLOOD BROTHER), executive produced by Terrence Malick and Nicolas Gonda, and with a score by Atticus Ross, Leopold Ross, and Bobby Krlic.

Credits

Director
Steve Hoover

Producer
Danny Yourd

Cinematographer
John Pope

Executive Producer
Terrence Malick
Nicolas Gonda
Michael Killen
Kathy Dziubek
Jim Kreitzburg
 
Original Score
Atticus Ross
Leopold Ross
Bobby Krlic

 

Awards

-Tribeca Film Festival, World Premiere
-Oscar Qualifying Theatrical Run in 30+ Markets
-Executive Producer, Terrence Malick & Nicolas Gonda
-Score by Atticus Ross, Leopold Ross& Bobby Krlic
-Human Rights Watch Toronto, Closing Night Film
-ArtDocFest, Grand Prix for Best Documentary
-Social Impact Media Awards, Best Feature Documentary & Jury Prize
-International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Best of Fests
-Hawaii International Film Festival, Halekulani Golden Orchid Award