BFRB

A pair of hands enter the scene and partake in various gardening activities. We see them pulling out “weeds,” mowing, and digging holes. As they do this, their actions become more frantic and destructive, going over the top with the amount being pulled, the speed of the mowing, and the number of holes dug. As we watch these events unfold, we zoom out to see the one doing all of this, a person standing and pulling out their own hair and scratching their face, destroying their body with their wandering hands without realizing it.

This is an animated PSA about Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors, or BFRBs.I deal with some of these behaviors and they have a profoundly negative effect on my life and self image. They cause a lot of damage and destruction but are often not taken seriously or are overlooked.
For more information about BFRBs, visit http://www.bfrb.org

  • Susanna Abler
    Director
  • Scott Holmes
    Music
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Student, Short
  • Runtime:
    39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 19, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Lightstruck
    Baltimore
    United States
    May 4, 2019
    UMBC Filmakers Anonymous
    Selected for Screening
  • URCAD
    Baltimore
    United States
    April 24, 2019
    UMBC Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day
    Animation Presentation and Screening
Director Biography - Susanna Abler

Susanna Abler is an Animation and Interdisciplinary Studies student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. They have a passion for motion find a particular interest in the narrative and unreal aspects of animation and its ability to bring life and reality to objects or situations that cannot be captured in the same way with film. They have a particular passion for using art to better the lives of those with disabilities and hopes to use their knowledge to one day design personalized artistic prosthetics for people.

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Director Statement

This is an animated PSA about Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors, or BFRBs. I deal with some of these behaviors and they have a profoundly negative effect on my life and self image. They cause a lot of damage and destruction but are often not taken seriously or are overlooked.
For more information about BFRBs, visit http://www.bfrb.org