The World in Our Hands (2020)
A personal essay film about the nature of artistic creation, the process of social construction, and the responsibility that comes along with both. Created for FIL 690: The Essay Film, in partial fulfillment of a Film MFA at Syracuse University.
You & Eye (2020)
A personal, poetic examination of eye contact, social anxiety, and the nature of connection between self and other. Created for FIL 690: The Essay Film, in partial fulfillment of a Film MFA at Syracuse University.
Boy Story: Pixar, MeToo, and
Misogynistic Storytelling (2019)
A feminist critique of gender representation in Toy Story (1995) as well as Pixar's larger filmography, in which I draw connections from depictions of women in animation to reports of an unsafe workplace culture for women at the animation studio. Through this video essay, I aim to explore the complex relationship between art and artist in the context of the #MeToo movement.
Gillam, Ken, and Shannon R. Wooden. “Post-Princess Models of Gender: The New Man in Disney/Pixar.” Journal of Popular Film and Television. vol. 36, no. 1, Spring 2008, pp. 2–8. EBSCOhost, doi:10.3200/JPFT.36.1.2-8.
Hennekam, Sophie, and Dawn Bennett. “Sexual Harassment in the Creative Industries: Tolerance, Culture and the Need for Change.” Gender, Work & Organization, vol. 24, no. 4, July 2017, pp. 417–434. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1111/gwao.12176.
"John Lasseter on the Supporting Characters of Toy Story." American Film Institute. 2 December 2010. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMBT_Cy5F_w
Scott, Ellen. “Agony and Avoidance: Pixar, Deniability, and the Adult Spectator.” Journal of Popular Film & Television, vol. 42, no. 3, July 2014, pp. 150–162. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/01956051.2014.881773.