Ama at Sea

Ama at Sea is a story of loss and rediscovery. After living within the confines of an abusive relationship Ama suddenly finds herself free. The unknown is at once terrifying and exhilarating.

In Ukranian and English with English Subtitles


Festivals and Screenings

Cinema Tous Ecrans - Geneva, Switzerland, 2011
Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival - Kyiv, Ukraine, 2011
Fresh Film Fest - International Competition of Student Films - Prague, Czech Republic, 2011
Kino Fest NYC - New York, USA, 2011


Written, Directed and Edited by
Mahalia Cohen

Cinematography by
Kathryn Westergaard

Produced by
Shlomo Godder and Catherine Licata

Production Design by
Terah Maher

Makeup Artist
Stayc St. Onge

Costume Design by
Penney Pinette

Assistant Director
Greg Fontana

Script Supervisor
Shang-Sing Guo

Sound Recording by
Christopher Ciancimino

Sound Design by
Vatche Boulghourjian

Boom Operator
Deniz Buga

First Assistant Camera
Cameron Dingwall

Second Assistant Camera
Yael Mayorek

Eleanor Burke
Tom Perry

Andinh Ha
Sam Ellison
Ron Eyal
Jarrah Gurrie
Shevaun Mizrahi

Additional Grip
Kendra Terry

Production Assistant
Dana Corl
Justin Tierny

Production Design Assistant
Victoria Linchong
Alaina Mosny

Still Photography by
Deborah Cohen

Produced in association with
New York University
Tisch School of the Arts
Kanbar Institute of Film & Television
Graduate Film Division

Sponsored by Fractured Atlas.

Shot on location in New York City.

© 2011 Mahalia Cohen


Lesya Kalynska – Ama
George Drance – Olek
Olenka Denysyenko – Olenka
Ben Graney – Man
Shauna Kelly – Woman
Juan Grafton-Delgado – Ambulance Driver
Judy Villeneuve – Mother
Marcelle Villeneuve – Girl
Gigi Dement – Mother on the beach
Sebrina Dement – Girl on the beach