Elisir, Aves, & Saturatiorem: A Triptych

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Digital Experimental Short / 04:54 min / 2018

There are times that the nightmarish quality of anxiety can swallow you whole. The passage of time ebbs and flows as the consistent ticking of your life surrounds and gnaws at you. With the use of repetition and the depiction of the degradation of nature, I tried to encapsulate this tension and feeling of loss of control in a series of three interconnected short films: Elisir, Aves, and Saturatiorem. While filming and editing this project, I continually asked myself the question – what occurs when it all ends – and convey my response in a visual oppressive dream-like sequence.

Screenings and Selections:

South Texas Underground Film Festival, Corpus Christi, Texas USA, 2019. Part of the Official Selection.

Ffresh Student Media Awards (Cardiff Mini Film Festival), Bang Bean Bag Cinema, Cardiff, Wales United Kingdom, 2018. Part of the Official Selection/Shortlist and awarded Best (Student) International Experimental Film. BAFTA Cymru Qualifying Festival.

20th Annual Moviate Underground Film Festival, Midtown Cinema, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania USA, 2018. Part of the Official Selection (just Elisir).

Portland Unknown Film Festival (Portland Unknown Fingertips Exhibition), Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland, Oregon USA, 2018. Part of the Official Selection.

Buskopolis Festival of Cinematic Oddities, Clifton 5 Theater, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania USA 2018. Part of the Official Selection (just Elisir).

Emergence: A Collection of Films, Austin Film Society Cinemas Theater, Austin, Texas USA, 2018. Part of the Official Selection.

Feel the Reel International Film Festival, Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom, 2018. Part of the June 2018 Experimental Short Film Official Selection and nominated as Best Experimental Finalist (just Elisir).

Los Angeles Underground Film Forum, Los Angeles, California USA, 2018. Awarded Honorable Mention.

Experimental Forum, Los Angeles, California USA, 2018. Awarded Honorable Mention.

Director’s Circle Festival of Shorts, Eerie, Pennsylvania USA, 2018. Part of the Official Selection for Best Experimental Short.