Bubble Flavored Saliva

Watch this experimental film explore dark and strange images.

  • Ember Crowley
    “E”, Inner Thoughts
  • Ember Crowley
  • Ember Crowley
  • Jazlee Crowley, Jerry Swanson, Liliah Boatman, Kelsey Garden
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 2, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    10 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Ember Crowley

Ember Crowley is 18 years old and is a Film major at Northern Arizona University. She has been an intern for both the Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival and Sedona International Film Festival for several years and worked at the Film Noir Film Festival a couple of years ago, which helped create a love for that particular film genre. It may have been one of the leading factors that led her to make two of her short films in black and white. They have been chosen by several different countries to screen at their film festivals including, Scotland, Belgium, India, Sweden and Italy as well as several U.S. cities/states including Los Angeles, Austin, Cameron, Colorado Springs, Pennsylvania and was chosen to screen at Princeton University.

Ember has been nominated for a Jean-Luc Godard award and while she was still in high school, Northern Arizona University awarded her their Future Filmmaker Award at their own film festival where she was honored with a certificate and several items from Canon Film. Ember has been with UTV at NAU where she worked as a manager for animation from August 2018-May 2019. She spent nearly a year working as an animator on an extraordinary stop motion film called, “Hiraeth”. One of her experimental films, "Bubble Flavored Saliva", was recently chosen to screen at the NAU Film Festival where she also received an award for her work as an animator. "Bubble Flavored Saliva" was chosen to screen at Nanjing University of the Arts in China where it won first place in the experimental film category.

Ember completed a short film for Northland Family Help Center that was themed around the Clothesline Project which brings awareness and support for victims of domestic violence. In 2016, Ember made a film that showcased her school which advocated the value of charter school education and submitted it to The Center For Education Reform. She was awarded a $1,000 grant from them which went directly to the film department at FALA.

From 2016 to present, she has had several different films selected to showcase to a sold out audience at The FilmBar in Phoenix, a theater which specializes in Independent Film. The director of the Arizona Filmmakers Showcase at the FilmBar has gone as far to say that at this point, people show up to the theater whenever they see “an Ember film” on the bill! She understands how important it is to create a style and hopes to continue to develop further in that aspect of her films.

During the summer of 2017, she completed her first documentary and is currently working on several short films, and has been commissioned for several videography jobs outside of school. In 2018 she was nominated for the Viola Award in the Best Emerging Artist category. In 2019, she was awarded two scholarships from the film department at NAU.

Ember is eager to help raise the low percentage rate of successful women directors and plans to continue to advocate for women in film.

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Director Statement

A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.”
-Dorothea Lange