Like a Prayer Documentary
The first ever Documentary Film about Madonna’s fans
comes to a big screen in selected theatres.
First major film debut documenting five Madonna fans and how Madonna has changed their lives for the better is coming to selected theaters. This is the first ever documentary movie made by Oxana Nabokova shown on the big screen. Private screenings are soon available in selected theaters all across the states. This is an international project involving fans from the USA, UK, Australia, Russia and all over the world.
The creator of the movie Oxana Nabokova : “This film is about Madonna's fans, their love and devotion for the Queen and how she inspires her fans all over the world. How she makes them stronger. It’s also about challenges that we face every single day. My film is about real life. There are several stories in my film, that can inspire and can be relatable to many people, whether they're Madonna fans or not.”
The private screenings were announced on Madonna’s official website Madonna.com: https://www.madonna.com/fanevents/like-a-prayer-fan-documentary---private-screenings
Pre-story of the film.
My name is Oxana, I made a documentary film about Madonna fans and I dedicated it to Madonna for saving my life.
Four years ago, I was in the worst place of my life. An abusive relationship had just ended and left me broken. I lost my light. I lost myself. One day, I was so tired of living this way that I decided to spend my savings to see Madonna on tour just to not sit at home and drink. I’m a big fan of hers since I was a child.
I could never imagine, that Madonna, who didn’t know anything about me or my life, invited me to join her on stage in Minneapolis and then a few months later in Puerto Rico. She gave me so much courage and confidence that I was missing. I met a lot of people whose lives have changed because of her.
I overcame depression, I began a healthy lifestyle and I decided to follow my dream to become a film maker and to start a dream project. I wanted to create a film, that no one had ever done before about Madonna fans and how Madonna inspires them in a better way.
I was working double shifts in restaurants to collect money to make this film. I spent 4 years of my life making this project. I put all of my heart and soul into this film. While living in NYC, I organized shootings in Australia, America, U.K., and Russia and spent countless days and nights working via skype with a film editor from Russia. I could never afford to hire an editor in America.
Recently, I had a private screening in NYC. Over 200 people came and left the theater with tears in their eyes. I got so much amazing feedback. A lot of people asked me, what am I going to do with this film, if I will distribute it somewhere on Netflix or on DVD? I don’t know to be honest, when and where it will be available. Making money from this film was never my priority. I just love the idea of private screenings. I love to share with other fans our experiences during the tour, and our personal stories. The only thing I want more than anything is for Madonna to see my film.
Movie Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzvaLCiXWRI
Q&A with Director/Cast: https://youtu.be/Gm4_eQLk06s
Review from fans on MLVC podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ-kpFlkte0&t=1s
Oxana Nabokova studied journalism at the University of Siberia. After graduating she worked as a news-reporter on the biggest local TV channel. Oxana made exclusive live reports and breaking news coverage, as well as several TV-reports which got a lot of media attention and became viral. Seven years ago, Oxana moved to the US and continued her work as a production assistant in movie companies. Then she became an executive producer, working on big productions. In 2019 she released her first documentary film about Madonna’s fans “Like a Prayer”.
Wednesday, June 26, at 7:30 PM
251 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90012
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