Maggie Dave - I'm Not Ready

A man waits for a continuously delayed train.

  • Cassie Shao
    There Were Four of Us
  • Cassie Shao
  • Sean David Christensen
    Ghost Tape #10, The Duel
  • Sean David Christensen
  • Maggie Dave
  • Mark Christopher
    Sound Engineering
  • Ricky Lee Berger
    Sound Engineering
  • Trevor Case
    Sound Mastering
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video
  • Genres:
    music video, animation, experimental
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 23, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital animation
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Flux Screening Series, Fall 2019
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    November 13, 2019
  • Fest Anča International Animation Festival
    August 27, 2020
  • Sidewalk Film Festival
    Leeds, AL
    United States
    August 28, 2020
  • 20th Annual Nevada City Film Festival
    Nevada City, CA
    United States
    August 28, 2020
  • LINOLEUM Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival
    September 2, 2020
  • Pictoplasma Berlin Festival and Conference
    September 18, 2020
  • Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    October 10, 2020
  • 47th Athens International Film + Video Festival
    Athens, OH
    United States
    October 12, 2020
  • Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival
    Baltimore, MD
    United States
    October 23, 2020
  • San Diego Underground Film Festival
    San Diego, CA
    United States
    December 6, 2020
  • Los Angeles Animation Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    December 6, 2020
  • Animafest Gdańsk
    December 30, 2020
  • Indie Film Series: Music & Dance - Portland Film Festival
    Portland, OR
    United States
    April 15, 2021
  • Columbus International Film + Animation Festival
    Columbus, OH
    United States
    April 17, 2021
    Best Music Video
  • Insomnia International Animation Film Festival
    Russian Federation
    July 15, 2021
Director Biography - Cassie Shao

Cassie is an Animation + Visual Artist currently based in Los Angeles. She is a graduate of School of the Art Institute of Chicago and School of Cinematic Arts at USC. She works across the field of independent films, music videos, projection mapping, advertising as well as animated television series. Cassie chooses to explore and reflect contradictions in herself upon the dream realm. Despite being left often in isolated and growing surreality, her characters are forever unmoved by the situation. She blends together both digital and analogue materials to evoke the otherworldly perspective. She will always praise bathtubs, the spine, and ever insoluble questions.

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Director Statement

Maggie Dave is the music project of visual artists Sean David Christensen & Mark Christopher. The duo explores vivid pop melodies with R&B rhythms, crafting lyrics sung by characters struggling with fragility and longing within granular soundscapes. In collaborating with visionary animators, photographers and graphic artists, their songs live as soundtracks within these unique worlds, forming new experiences for the listener.