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  • Eileen O'Meara
  • Eric Siegel
  • Eileen O'Meara
  • Eileen O'Meara
  • Sophie Chahinian
    Key Cast
  • Katie O'Meara
    Production Art
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Director Biography - Eileen O'Meara

Eileen O'Meara is an American artist known for her award-winning, hand-drawn films “Agnes Escapes from the Nursing Home”, “That Strange Person”, and "Panic Attack!".
She produced and directed commercial spots for clients including HBO, UNICEF, and Motown, and received grants from the NEA, California Arts Council, and Women in Film Foundation.

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Director Statement

I worked with producer Eric Siegel making several animated show opens for Channel 1.

For "Ruins", I walked through a series of dilapidated spaces--taking a still photograph with each step. I then Xeroxed the photos on to acetate, hand-painted them, and shot them on different watercolor backgrounds.

Sophie Chahinian is the woman in the window of the last room. I cut a light box out of foam core with a backwards "1" logo – so the "1" logo would reflect in her eye.

Kevin Harrell composited the images in a series of cross dissolves.