Experiencing Interruptions?


Kimiye Maeshiro reflects back on her recent birthday party. Though on the surface, birthdays are often filled with emotions of joy, excitement, and relief, a deeper introspection on the self can reveal a kink in these pre-held notions of someone’s special day. Below the commotion of birthday songs and party poppers is fleeting time and solitude.

This experimental film combines documentary and screendance elements to visualize the emotional culmination of having a birthday party while simultaneously considering the swell of antithetical emotion surrounding it.

  • Katharine Briggs
  • Simran Shah
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student, Other
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 22, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    33 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Bryn Mawr College
  • Tri-Co Film Festival
    Bryn Mawr, PA
    United States
    May 8, 2023
    Bryn Mawr Film Institute Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Serious Face
    Haverford, PA
    United States
    May 7, 2023
    Bi-College Consortium Premiere
    Official Selection
Director - Katharine Briggs