Grace Sloan is a filmmaker and production designer based in NYC (fr. Los Angeles)
As a filmmaker, her experimental documentaries and found footage pieces use analog mediums (celluloid, VHS, et al) to explore nostalgia, kitsch, and the occult. They’ve premiered at festivals including Telluride, Maryland, Montreal Underground, and Alchemy. In 2018, all of her films to date screened as part of Microscope Gallery’s YES: Emerging Artists series in Brooklyn.
Her first narrative short, Death Valley, will be on the festival circuit 2021.
As a production designer, she’s designed 9 feature films and a plethora of shorts and commercials. Recent work includes We’re All Going to the World’s Fair (Jane Schoenbrun, 2021) and Premature (Rashaad Ernesto Green, 2019) both of which premiered at Sundance. She designed Fourteen (Dan Sallitt, 2019) which premiered at Berlin and received a Gotham Award, as well as The Great Pretender (Nathan Silver, 2018) and Actor Martinez (Silver and Mike Ott, 2016). Fry Day (Laura Moss, 2017), a short, won awards at both SXSW and Tribeca, and has been included in the Criterion Collection. When not working as a designer, she does props and set dressing for various productions, including 6 seasons of Saturday Night Live (2015-2020).
Ms. Sloan’s film career began as a 35mm projectionist for Laemmle Theaters in Los Angeles and later, Anthology Film Archives in New York. She holds a Bachelors in Cinema from San Francisco State University and a Masters from the New School For Social Research.