Private Project

The Braid of Time

After the tragic loss of her grandmother, Estela finds the key to her future in her grandmother's past.

  • Tamara Shogaolu
  • Vanessa Perez
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 21, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    June 6, 2021
    World Premiere
Director Biography - Tamara Shogaolu

Tamara Shogaolu is an Emmy award-winning director, writer, artist and creative technologist whose innovative approach to storytelling has been lauded by Forbes, The Guardian and Vogue naming her a visionary in the field.
As the founder and creative director of Ado Ato Pictures, Shogaolu is the first Black Latina woman to head a leading studio specializing in film, animation and technology. With an emphasis on storytelling that uplifts historically marginalized voices, her dynamic work has shown at top festivals, galleries and museums worldwide including the MoMA in New York, Tribeca Film Festival, the National Gallery of Indonesia, among others. In addition, Shogaolu has written for Sony Pictures Animations and partnered on projects with the Sundance Institute, Netflix, PBS, Frontline and the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF).
A creative force on the rise, Shogaolu won the 2022 SXSW Innovation Award for Visual Media, the Best Digital Storytelling Award at IDFA 2021 and was nominated for a Gouden Kalf Award, the top film prize in the Netherlands (2019, 2022).
Shogaolu holds an MFA from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, where she was a Burton Lewis Endowed Scholar for Directing. Currently, she is a fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s Open Documentary Lab and an inaugural Motion Picture Academy Accelerator Fellow; she was also an Academy Nicholls Fellowship semi finalist, a Fulbright Scholar in Egypt and a Luce Scholar in Indonesia.

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