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Dream of Life

A being's journey through dimensions beginning with the first, a dot.
It travels from birth into adulthood with all the challenges that can come when innocence guides the way into the unknown without looking back at where one came from.

  • Inanna Cusi
  • Inanna Cusi
  • Inanna Cusi
  • Annaliese Feininger
    Key Cast
  • Bijan Karim
    Key Cast
    Makyo, Drug Train, Morning Glory
  • Alden Doyle
    Key Cast
    Makyo, Drug Train
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 18, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    70 USD
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Director Biography - Inanna Cusi

Inanna Cusi was born in France to a Mexican father and Austrian mother, starting her early years traveling in a motorhome across North and Central America. She has now settled in Vancouver finishing her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Simon Fraser University. She is a Writer, Director, Editor, and Painter, bringing her interdisciplinary skills to experiment with the film medium. Her film Dream of Life premiered at LA Women in Film Fest, and is playing at Festival Courts d'un soir in Montreal and Toronto Arthouse Film Festival. She also exhibited in the Angewandte Festival in Vienna, Austria, in 2019.

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Director Statement

This film made itself, and only after finishing it did I start to understand what I had made. I took one picture at a time with the simple objective that this creature would grow, and that's what it did. It grew, it faced challenges, it grew big enough to leave home, it met good friends and bad ones, and eventually the bad became too much. The beings journey reflects things I was going through at the time, and I only understood and experienced the ending of this film over a year later. The importance of having a safe place to go back to, regrouping, and being ready to reface the world is an incredible luxury. The cycle of birth and rebirth that everyone goes through many times in their lives is what I see in this film, and I feel that every time I watch it, I still experience another rebirth, which from what I hear never really goes away.