GIVE ME PITY! (2022)
Amanda Kramer
Thriller Fantasy Musical 80'
United States English
Awards Grand Prix - Festival Subversif 2023, Special Mention to Sophie von Haselberg - Festival Subversif 2023
Festivals Beyond Interpretation ICA 2023, SIWFF 2023, Festival Subversif 2023, Fantastic Fest Presents 2023, FOFIF 2023, Here's To Her! 2023, B3 Biennale 2022, Beyondfest 2022, Metamorphoses 2022, Fantastic Fest 2022, Sydney Underground FF 2022, Edinburgh IFF 2022, Melbourne IFF 2022, Fantasia IFF 2022, WP IFFR 2022

A woman’s first ever TV special curdles into a psychedelic nightmare.

GIVE ME PITY! written and directed by Amanda Kramer, is a manic take on the retro TV variety show, starring the immensely talented Sophie von Haselberg in her leading lady debut as the star of a one-woman show who unravels as her performances goes on.

''Going Straight For Your Throat On Demand''

- Slash Film

"A thing of beauty and wonder, relishing excess."


“Imagine a 1980s TV special invaded by a demon''

- Film Threat

"It’s an experience dripping with style and imagination"
- Grindhouse

"Sophie von Haselberg shines bright in this lurid picture''
- Screen

Amanda Kramer's GIVE ME PITY!, Starring Sophie von Haselberg,
World Premiered at IFFR 2022 In Special "Filmmaker in Focus" Section

For von Haselberg, this is an exciting opportunity to showcase her talents acting, singing, and dancing: "If I cooked up my dream project out of thin air, it would look exactly like Give Me Pity!... Amanda's extraordinary trust gave me license to take Sissy as far in any direction as I wanted. With that kind of freedom, I know I could relive this experience a hundred times and still find a thousand more facets of this wild, wonderful, tragic woman to explore."

Producers: Jacob Agger, Sarah Winshall, Amanda Kramer, Benjamin Shearn
Executive Producers: Rhianon Jones, Riccardo Maddalosso, Samuel Gursky
in Association with Neon Heart Productions, Smudge Films, Irving Harvey