Directed by Crystal Jow
An experimental animation of a man struggling to find inner peace before entering the afterlife. The transition states prepping for death refers to the three “bardos” from the Tibetan Book of the Dead: ego lost, hallucination, and re-entry.
Crystal Jow is an LA-based experimental filmmaker. She received a BFA degree in Experimental Animation from CalArt and is currently attending USC Cinematic Arts for a MFA in Animation. Her work often investigates themes on identity and memory. She is constantly playing and exploring alternative ways of storytelling.
Producer: Duana Butler
Director: Christine Turner
Writer: Christine Turner
Cinematographer: Marshall Stief
Composer: Mark Henry Phillips
Editor: Aljernon Tunsil
Shorts Programs / 62 minsThe VC Digital Posse rides off into places unknown, and into the void steps a new, uncouth class of ruffians hailing from Visual Communications’ vanguard Armed With a Camera Fellowship and UCLA’s Center for Ethnocommunications. At turns callow and visionary, this collection of short works is poised to inspire, surprise, and delight. — Abraham Ferrer