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Svanire is a short animation about the back and forth recovery from a suicide attempt. Mental health is a battle and to find yourself and to recover is a whole new road. The film explores the anguish and exhaustion through colour and fast paced durations of both abstract and formal drawings. The film is a personal story of the artist’s recovery and advocacy for bipolar disorder and suicide stigma. It represents the non-linear process it takes to find oneself through the waves of pain and guilt, to the calm seas of forgiveness and healing. It takes you through the artist’s personal mental struggles and journey of fading in and out over and over again. In Italian, Svanire means, to fade.

  • Rachel Scrivo
  • Rachel Scrivo
  • Rachel Scrivo
  • Rachel Scrivo
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    animation, abstract, experimental
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 22, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital,H.264, AAC
  • Aspect Ratio:
    654 × 480
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Director Biography - Rachel Scrivo

Rachel Scrivo is an award winning photographer who studies Integrated Media at Ontario College of Art and Design University. She is passionate about mental health awareness and uses her personal experiences with mental health to reflect through her work. The use of fashion and self-portraits are a constant theme used to express these ideas.

Rachel attended Etobicoke School of the Arts in Toronto and received two photography awards during graduation. During her time there she specialized in violin performance and photography. Scrivo's work has been featured in international publications and media.
List of Awards and Publication:
Saatchi Gallery High-School Portfolio
Etobicoke School of the Arts Student Work 2012
Etobicoke School of the Art Exhibition - KUMF Gallery
Photography presented May 2013
Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival 2013
Photography presented April 2013
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards 2013 -International Art Competition
17 certificates and Gold Medal in Photography - Photography hung inCarnegie Hall NY, USA
Flash Forward 2013 - Catalogue for Canadian, American and U.K Emerging Artist's
Catalogue Publication - Photography
Marty Awards 2014
Nominated and awarded Honourable Mention for EmergingArtist
Mississauga, Ontario
Ada Slaight Gallery, OCAD University 2016
Photography series about mental health presented
For more information on Scrivo's work, to get in touch regarding employment opportunities, or to just say hello, feel free to get in touch.

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