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TITANIC a deep emotion (long)

Young Chilean artist is remaking James Cameron's Titanic, shot-by-shot, with low budget, and using anything in her way to get it done. She
performs both the director and as Kate Winslet, and has worked with 350 actors from 9 different cities of Chile and the United States.

  • Claudia Bitran
  • Claudia Bitran
  • Claudia Bitran
  • Claudia Bitran, Rosalie Lowe, Gabriel Urzua, Gabriel Cañas, Kolbenn Hugi
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Humor, Action, documentary, reality, remake
  • Runtime:
    2 hours 5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 28, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    28,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Chile, United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
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Director Biography - Claudia Bitran

Claudia Bitran was born in Boston , USA, and was raised in Chile. In 2009 she graduated from the Bachelors in Fine Arts program at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She exhibited her paintings in group shows at The Museum of Contemporary Arts in Quinta Normal, at the Museum of Visual Arts, at Balmaceda Arte Joven, at Matucana 100, at Centro Cultural de Las Condes, among other spaces.

In 2011, she participated in the Chilean TV Talent Show “Mi Nombre Es” (“My Name Is”), where she performed as a Britney Spears impersonator. This experience contrasted with her solitary painting practice, and left a deep mark in her visual investigation. The same year she returned to the United States to study a Master in Fine Arts in Painting at Rhode Island School of Design. She experimented with painting and video, and she developed a large body of audiovisual works about of Pop Culture, and the effect that it has on consumers. After graduating RISD in 2013, she moved to New York, where she has participated in solo and group exhibitions in various galleries, video venues, and also in international film festivals.

In 2014, Claudia was an Artist in Residence at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (Maine), and at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Nebraska). At these residencies she started working on her current project titled “A Deep Emotion”, a shot by shot re-interpretation of Titanic (1997) by James Cameron. Profundo was her first solo exhibition in Chile. She will finish this project during 2016 at the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program in New Mexico. She has received Grants from The Jerome Foundation for Emerging Filmmakers, from Emergency Grant for Artists, and she recently received the first Honorable Mention at the XII Media Arts Biennial at the Museum of Fine Arts in Chile.

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Director Statement

I have always thought that pop culture is the most sincere mirror, the most accurate and expressive portrait of humanity. In a “Do It Yourself” effort to emulate, remake and rewrite the hyperbolic world of pop production, I assume multiple roles. In my practice, the obsessive nature of the act of remaking is always accompanied by the examination of the component parts that are used to construct products of mass consumption. While that’s happening, I fantasize in the role of the fan and project myself (and the people around me) into these spectacles, frantically imagining how to reconstruct and introduce my subjectivity (and humanity) into juxtaposition to the highly calculated systems of mass consumption.

One of the most exhilarating parts of the process of remaking happens immediately after deconstructing the model, when I am able to look at its disarticulated and isolated parts.