A surreal VR autobiographical doc that tells the story of Little Potato's journey growing up gay in the Soviet Union before and after the fall of communism, his mother's struggles to create a better life for them both, and their eventual escape to America via her becoming a mail-order bride.
Wes Hurley is a Russian-born Seattle-based filmmaker/writer. He wrote, directed and produced two features—the queer pop-art comedy musical Fallen Jewel and a documentary Waxie Moon—in addition to over a dozen shorts.
- Director: Wes Hurley
- Premiere Status: Work in Progress
- Country: USA
- Year: 2017
- Running Time: 5 minutes
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