Director Biography – Kessiah Arthur (STOP MOTION: THE MAKING OF)

A flourishing artist in the practical and creature FX department in feature films, Kessiah enjoys making the weird, wild and wonderful, and is continuing her pursuit in movie magic by creating her own characters and films in the magical world of stop motion animation.

Director Statement

I had so much fun making this short, I hope you enjoy it as much I did making it! I am delighted to introduce this as my stop motion animation debut, and the start of many new things to come!

Also a special thank you to all at Aardman and Aardman Academy, for their continuous inspiration, dedication and passion to pass on their knowledge and share the magic of stop motion animation

By femalefilmfestival

The irony of this festival is that its goal is to not be around in 5 years time. To eventually not be relevant because there is zero need to have a festival geared for female talent and female stories because the stories presented in Hollywood and around the world are a balanced showcase of the human experience from both sexes. Our goal is to achieve a lot of success and then fold into oblivion simply because there is no need for this festival. This festival was created by the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival as a simple reaction to a strong need to showcase female talent from around the world in a more profound way. When putting together the weekly festival, the administration noticed a lack of a female presence in the stories being shown at the festival. A classic example and analogy to the frustration is how the festival noticed that even the smaller roles in a screenplay were written for a man to play. There was zero reason for this in many stories. How a police officer, or a political campaign manager, for example with 3-4 lines in a screenplay was a "HE" character. Why? And these are the screenplays written by the winners! The talented one who have obtained agents and have began/beginning their careers as a writer.

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