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SEAFF 2017 | Little Red Giant

After one too many social dust ups, an unhinged artist, Anna, goes berserk at an academic’s barbecue, To add insult to injury, her German Studies boyfriend, Klaus, mansplains about the path of her work, strongly encouraging her to focus on traditional forms such as portraiture. The barbecue becomes an endless trial for Anna, which culminates in an assault.

Laura Harrison lives and works in Chicago. Her films focus on marginalized, social outcasts with their own sub cultures. These fringe characters provide a focal point for her concerns with diaspora, trans humanism, gender and the loss of touch in an overwhelmingly visual world. Her films have shown at various festivals internationally including The New York Film Festival, Ottowa International Animation Festival, The Chicago Underground Film Festival, Kerry Film Festival, Japan Media Arts Festival, Sene, Boston International Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, GLAS and Melbourne International Animation Festival.

SEAFF 2017 | KILLER RECIPE

An avocado, who is a scientist, inadvertently invents tortilla chips that want to eat him. His tomato friend helps him destroy and dispose of the menace. But his creation proves to be resilient… and hungry.

Chadwick Whitehead draws, animates, makes prints and plays songs. He studied picture-making in Chicago, Tokyo and New York. He received a BA from Columbia College Chicago (cinematography and animation) in 2000. In 2006, he received an MFA in Illustration as a Visual Essay from the School of Visual Arts in New York.

SEAFF 2016 | An Ecstatic Experience

Director | Ja’Tovia M. Gary

An Ecstatic Experience is an invocation and a meditation on transcendence as a means of restoration and resistance.

Ja’Tovia Gary is a Brooklyn-based artist and filmmaker. She earned her MFA in Filmmaking from New York’s School of Visual Arts. Her work has screened at festivals worldwide including Frameline, Atlanta Film Festival, Toronto Inside Out and Ann Arbor Film Festival. Gary is a founding member of the New Negress Film Society, a collective who prioritizes creating exhibition spaces for Black women filmmakers. She is a Sundance Institute fellow and a Jerome Foundation grant recipient.