Art as Catharsis

Exploring the positive effects of art through a range of people in their lives, the film's multi-media aesthetic combines animation and stylised scenes which act as a cathartic expression for the performative director.

  • Amber Bardell
    Director
  • Gabriel Choto
    Key Cast
  • Shivani Khoshia
    Key Cast
  • Corrie Foreman
    Key Cast
  • Mathew Simms
    Key Cast
  • Deborah Brierley
    Key Cast
  • Molly Cooke
    Key Cast
  • Karen Cooke
    Key Cast
  • Amber Bardell
    Production Designer
  • Amber Bardell
    Animator
  • Levi Aluede
    Cinematography
  • Gabriel Monteregge
    Cinematography
  • Amber Bardell
    Cinematography
  • Luke Ainger
    Cinematography
  • Frederik Kvortrup
    Cinematography
  • Charlotte Elson-Whittaker
    Editors
  • Tomos Harrison
    Editors
  • Morgan Glover-Evans
    Editors
  • Gabriel Monteregge
    Lighting
  • Jacob Watkinson
    Lighting
  • Laurie Esdale
    Art Dept Assists
  • Charlotte Elson Whittaker
    Art Dept Assists
  • James Farrell
    Runner
  • Nicola Sacks
    MUA
  • Athena Hadjestefanou
    Associate Producer
  • Jean Oberlander
    Knitwear
  • Logan Johnson
    Colour Grader
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    art documentary, animation, creative, therapeutic, documentary, exploration
  • Runtime:
    30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 2, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    850 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia, United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Amber Bardell

Amber is a young female filmmaker with a strong background in fine art, working to create films that will open up discussions. She creates in a multi-disciplinary way, with various roles in her film and other projects.

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Director Statement

I made Art as Catharsis to share my passion with viewers and spread the idea that creative processes can be constructive for everyone in some way. My aim is to inspire people to create through the stories of the wonderful people in the film and it was also really powerful for me to connect with them and challenge myself to be a part of the film as a performative Director