Two Paths of Surrender

Two who seek the same through different means.
Breaking taboo, breaking skin,
breaking mirrors, breaking ego.
Finding the cracks in the surface of things

  • Viola Strepsata Voltairine
    Other People's Mirrors, Profane
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  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Viola Strepsata Voltairine

Viola Strepsata Voltairine has participated in many illicit occupations to support her artistic habits, from being the program director of the Z Film Festival and festival director of the 72 Hour Feature Project in Chicago, to running a commercial BDSM studio/art space and later becoming a kink educator for in-person and on-line workshops.

Voltairine founded the production company Artvamp Films in 2000, and has since produced a number of award-winning feature films. These include the experimental narrative film Profane, which won Best Feature at the Boston Underground Film Festival and Best Film of the Year in the Underground Film Journal, as well as the Creative Capital award-winning documentary Nice Bombs, shot in Baghdad a few months after the beginning of U.S. occupation.

Her work has appeared on the Sundance Channel, and many of the films she has worked on have gotten international distribution and been shown in festivals and on television around the world. For her short films, she has received grants from the Princess Grace Foundation and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. She was given a full merit scholarship to the School of the Art Institute Chicago where she received her Master's degree in Film and Video. She recently wrote and published a philosophical manifesto titled 150 Years of Gynarchy. She lives in Colorado with her young daughter and her two submissive partners.

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