We are so excited to announce our new project – a short film “I Want To Hear My Voice”! It’s a story of a charming, humorous, and creative woman from South Brooklyn who has three challenging conditions: she’s an immigrant, she has cerebral palsy, and she has big dreams. The journey of her determination, breakdowns, and hopes is an emotional rollercoaster with a powerful life affirming message for us all.
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Picture: Director, Julia Aldana & Artist, Viktoriya Gorelik
Video “Together” : Victoria and Julia share their experiences which inspired idea of this film:
A film by Julia Aldana in partnership with Para Arts Foundation, Inc.
WHO WE ARE
Vika Gorelik/Victoria (Lead) is a Ukraine born artist who has cerebral palsy and now resides in New York City. Despite her disorder she’s earned (3) bachelor degrees in business, management, and liberal arts. In 2016, she founded the non-profit organization ParaArts Foundation, Inc. Their mission is to develop a platform for the personal growth of physically challenged people. From 2013 to 2017, her organization launched annual fundraisers in South Brooklyn gathering artists, musicians, and poets including those with physical limitations. In 2014, Vika along with 8 volunteers (adults and children) performed in a theatrical production based on her poems and directed by musician Inna Zozulya. In 2018, she published a book of her poems in Russian. She has also received certificates of achievements from New York City and New York State and was featured in Russian-American media.
Julia Aldana (Director/Writer) is a Russian born director and writer currently residing in New York City. She is a graduate of Moscow State University and previously worked as a journalist and political observer for major national newspapers and magazines in her home country. Julia has created a number of short films. Her most recent, “Lilith’s Song”, was a Manhattan International Film Festival and Hoboken International Film Festival selection. The film also won first place in the SciFi/ Fantasy category at New York Women In Film & Television/GoIndieTV 2nd annual online film festival. Fall 2020, her first theatrical piece “Shall We Dance” (dramatic pantomime) was selected for the Porch Play Project at Snug Harbor Cultural Center. Her current project and script “I Want To Hear My Voice” is a NYWIFT New Work’s Lab Showcase finalist.
Wyonna Rutledge (Co-Producer) is a producer and writer based in New York. Graduate of CUNY Hunter College’s Media/ Film program, she has worked in entertainment since 2004 in various positions and mediums. She has credits on award winning films, short “Tolerance”, Dir. Marc I. Daniels and documentaries “My Brooklyn” and “Never Enough”, Dir. Kelly Anderson. Her first solo produced short film “It’s Time”, is currently making its round on the festival circuit, recently winning a Best Shorts Competition award and selected by The Film Collective for it’s Pennsylvania premiere. She’s developing her next comedic narrative short, “GLAMMA”.