Foto © Sira-Zoé Schmid, Bildrecht Wien 2022
Deep Water (2021)
Anna Dudko is a director, screenwriter and animator from Ukraine. She was born in 1996, studied design in Kyiv and obtained her bachelor’s degree in 2017. During her time at the university Anna became passionate about animation and gained her first professional experience as an animator at Chervoniy Sobaka animation studio. Over the next five years she made two animated films, “Here By Herself” (2019) and “Deep Water” (2021), which have been shown at many festivals around the world.
"During my stay in Vienna, I am writing the script and developing my new short animated film. This is a story about a mighty Mother Nature who prevents this world from dying under the destructive wreckage of a broken sun. I have named my film “Vesnianka”, which means spring song. Vesnianka is a type of Ukrainian folk song which is sung by girls as a calling for spring to come into its power. I dedicate this film to my home country, Ukraine, which is currently suffering from a war of aggression by a neighbouring state. I dedicate it to my fellow citizens, who get tortured, raped and many of them killed, but who do not give up and keep fighting for our freedom." (Anna Dudko)
Anna Dudko's residency in Vienna has been generously provided by Bildrecht. A big thank you to Günter Schönberger and the entire team of Bildrecht.