Wes Hurley's surreal VR autobiographical doc 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, leading eventually to her becoming a mail order bride in order to insure their escape to America. Directed by Wes Hurley. Produced by Mischa Jacupcak. Music by Joshua Kohl of the Degenerate Art Ensemble.
Official Selection: IDFA Amsterdam, Seattle Int'l FF, American Film Institute, Imagine FF, Chelsea Film Festival.
"I was a virtual reality nonbeliever. Here's what converted me."
- Slate's Inkoo Kang on AFI installation including Potato Dreams.