The acclaimed documentary ALMOST HOLY tells the story of Gennadiy Mohknenko, a Ukrainian pastor who has taken up the fight against child homelessness by forcibly abducting street kids and bringing them to his private rehabilitation center. Gennadiy's ongoing efforts and unabashedly tough love approach to his city's problems has made him a folk hero to some, and a lawless vigilante to others. Using gripping footage that follows the self-appointed savior's mission over the course of fifteen years, interspersing imagery from a popular Soviet animated TV show; ALMOST HOLY is a bold and captivating portrait of a man fighting to change Ukraine for the better, as its place in a tense political landscape hangs in the balance. Directed by Steve Hoover (Sundance Grand Jury prize winner for BLOOD BROTHER), executive produced by Terrence Malick and Nicolas Gonda, and with a score by Atticus Ross, Leopold Ross, and Bobby Krlic.


Steve Hoover

Danny Yourd

John Pope

Original Score
Atticus Ross
Leopold Ross
Bobby Krlic


Sound Design/Mix
Defacto Sound

Executive Producer
Terrence Malick
Nicolas Gonda
Michael Killen
Kathy Dziubek
Jim Kreitzburg

Production Company


-Tribeca Film Festival, World Premiere
-Rotten Tomatoes, Certified Fresh (98% Critic Rating)
-Oscar Qualifying Theatrical Run in 30+ Markets
-Executive Producer, Terrence Malick & Nicolas Gonda
-Score by Atticus Ross, Leopold Ross & Bobby Krlic
-Human Rights Watch Toronto, Closing Night Film
-ArtDocFest, Grand Prix for Best Documentary
-Social Impact Media Awards, Best Feature Documentary & Jury Prize
-International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Best of Fests
-Hawaii International Film Festival, Halekulani Golden Orchid Award


Academy Award winning composer Atticus Ross ("The Social Network", "Gone Girl") is a master of enhancing the art of storytelling with the power of emotionally reflexive sound design. Explore Atticus's creative mind and stacked home studio as he scores his latest project, the gripping documentary film "Almost Holy". - created by MOOG