Close-up examination of the Moon's reflection on the wet shoreline of a beach.

  • Garrick Givens
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 5, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Garrick Givens

Avant-garde video-maker, intermedia artist and film theorist (Givens) grew up in Farmington Hills, MI USA; born 1/3/1992.

Givens is a lifelong learner of cinema who has enjoyed the arts and theatre since childhood. In middle school Givens came to terms with her gender identity but kept it a secret until early adulthood. After graduating from college she was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and remains an advocate for mental health.

Givens has had her films screened in the following places:

Lift-Off Global Network Festival 2023 (Online Premiere) - Agility (..or something like it)
Unesa International Visual Art Exhibition 2021 (Indonesia) - Tempered Unesa International Visual Art Exhibition 2021 (Indonesia) - Watercolor #3 Animac: International Animation Film Festival 2020 (Spain) - Immobile #3 Animac: International Animation Film Festival 2019 (Spain) - Immobile #2 My Mumbai International Short Film Festival 2018 (India) - Block by Block Mediawave International Art & Music Festival 2016 (Hungary) - Futility Student Cuts International Film Festival 2015 (Slovenia) - Futility Student Experimental Film Festival Binghamton 2014 (USA) - Immobile Vagrant Summer Film Festival 2014 (Belarus) - (41) Schooner Street Centrally Isolated Film Festival 2013 (USA) - (41) Schooner Street

And one work has been digitally archived back in 2013; Video Hearts online gallery of the moving image - Pitted

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Director Statement

This film, like many of my previous short experimental animations, attempt to mimic the textural aesthetic of film digitally.

Stillness, then the walking motion of the handheld camera along the beach are meant to engulf the viewer into a few minutes of sand and moonlight. The natural sound of the surrounding area soothe the fast, scattered pace of the motion.