The Mall

A day in the life of a sales lady in a mall shop.

  • Jaime Ekkens
  • Jaime Ekkens
  • Mary Crosbie
  • Jaime Ekkens
  • Olivia Killingsworth
  • Yolanda Gonzalez
  • Olivia Killingsworth
    Key Cast
  • Amy Obarski
    Director of Photography
  • Andy Evan Cohen
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  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 8, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Woods Hole Film Festival
    Falmouth, Massachusetts
    United States
    July 30, 2017
    World Premiere
  • 3rd Minikino Film Week
    October 10, 2017
    International Premiere
Director Biography - Jaime Ekkens

Jaime Ekkens was born in South Korea and adopted by American parents in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Having received a BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design, majoring in Illustration, in 2007, she moved to New York City and successfully pursued her MFA in Computer Arts. Professional experiences include freelance animator, video editor, associate producer, special effects supervisor, gallery assistant, film distribution, and live action shoots. Noteworthy internships include VH1's On-Air Graphics department and the adult swim show Venture Brothers.

After graduating from SVA, Ekkens was an Associate Producer and in-house Motion Graphics Artist for Mark Haefeli Productions. Following that an Animation Curator and Motion Graphics Artist for Big Screen Plaza, an outdoor arts venue in Chelsea for two years. Upon the dissolution of Big Screen Plaza, Ekkens was a freelance After Effects Artist for Prudential Advertising for three years while simultaneously completing and promoting her first independent short film “A Life with Asperger's”.

The film went on an enormously successful film festival run, making it into over 80 international film festivals in countries across the globe. Seven more independent short films followed, all while juggling near constant freelance work. Recent freelance clients include Refinery29, Yahoo!, CBS News, ABC's The Chew, MSG Network, Hearst Digital, and Nickelodeon.

She continues to work in the motion graphics industry while directing and producing independent short films which screen all over the world.

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