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Sorella’s Story

Venice Immersive
Peter Hegedus
Soul Vision Films (Peter Hegedus, Jaclyn McLendon, Bobbi-Lea Dionysius) Griffith University (Herman Van Eyken)
Running Time:
English, Latvian
Australia, Hungary, Sweden
Main Cast:
Kiara Kalmár, Charlotte Stent, Erzsébet Zernovácz, Éva Anna Szabó, Eszter Szabó, Laura Libor, Sarah Hope, Peter Hegedüs, Tibor Héger, István Takács, Sándor Hegedüs, András Mészáros, László Kassai, András Hegedüs, Imre Csók, Gábor Bokor
Peter Hegedus
Gilberto Roque
Jemma Potgieter
Peter Kurucz
Artists:Louise Harvey, Levi Johns


Buried by history, the film brings to life a smuggled atrocity photograph from December 1941 and places it into 360° immersive space. The photograph depicts the humiliation and murder of close to 4000 women and children on a Latvian beach allowing the viewer to accompany some of the women and an 11-year-old girl, Sorella, as they embark on their last journey so that we would never forget.

Director’s Statement

I wanted to be brave with this film... to pour all my energy into creating something that will go against the tide of Holocaust fatigue. To create an experience that will emotionally connect people across cultures, demographics and economic divides, to the Holocaust and alert them to how genocides are continuing to occur in our world. I am the grandson of a Holocaust survivor. I have also personally experienced anti-Semitism and I’ve been looking for opportunities as a filmmaker to tell stories about the Holocaust that push boundaries and engage with new audiences. I began to imagine Sorella’s Story in 360° space. We shot the film in Hungary using professional and semi- professional actors almost exactly on the same dates as the massacre that happened 78 years earlier.



PRODUCTION 1: Peter Hegedus, Jaclyn McLendon, Bobbi-Lea Dionysius – Soul Vision Films
36 Wongabel Street
4604 – Kenmore, Australia
Tel. +61 0408456522

PRODUCTION 2: Herman Van Eyken – Griffith University
472 Stanley Street
4101 – South Brisbane, Australia
Tel. +61 737350105

PRESS OFFICE: Alicia Brescianini – ABCG Film
Tel. +61 0400225603

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