Grounded by Reality

Director: Phoebe Brown, Elizabeth Strickler
Running time: 12’ - USA, 2010

Director’s Bio
 

Award winning filmmaker Phoebe Brown received an MFA in Photography from The Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design at Georgia State University. She has written, produced and directed numerous short documentary films and is currently developing a feature project. In January 2010, Phoebe participated in the first Werner Herzog Rogue Film School where she learned how to pick a lock and forge necessary documents.

Producer and Filmmaker Elizabeth Strickler works as the Post-Production Supervisor and Associate Director of Georgia State University's Digital Arts. Elizabeth received her MFA in Digital Filmmaking and Art from Georgia State University. Elizabeth makes short films with a Southern Gothic sensibility and her films “Moth to Light” and “Going to the Beach” have screened in numerous festivals.



Contact Directors
 
Phoebe Brown & Elizabeth Strickler
Tel: 001-404-441-1639
E-mail: phoebe@unblinkingeyefilms.com


Festival-Screenings - Awards
 
2010

American Documentary/POV Award Winner International Documentary Challenge

2010

World Premiere 2010 Hot Docs International Film Festival Toronto, Canada  



Filmography
 
Phoebe Brown
2010

The Learning Tea

2010

Grounded by Reality

2009 The Culinary Browns
2009

Ghosts

2007

Ovarian Cancer and Me

 
Elizabeth Strickler
2010

Grounded by Reality

2009

Ghosts

2008

Going to the Beach

2007

Ovarian Cancer and Me

2006

Moth to Light



Director, Producers: Phoebe Brown, Elizabeth Strickler

 

Editing: Phoebe Brown, Randy Hill, Micah Stansell, Elizabeth Strickler

 

Executive Producer: Digital Arts and Entertainment Lab

 

Music, Art: Jessica Blinkhorn

 

Camera: Phoebe Brown, Randy Hill, Micah Stansell, Elizabeth Strickler

 


Synopsis
 

Jessica Blinkhorn is an artist who lives large, rolls hard and won't let her declining mobility stop her. Diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy at age 19 months—Jessica took her last steps at three years old - but that didn’t keep her from drawing on the walls of her home. Recognizing her talent early on her family encouraged her as artistic talent and today—even as she loses her ability to draw—Jessica keeps finding ways to create. Grounded By Reality gives you a glimpse into Jessica’s everyday struggles and her fierce determination to be seen as a whole and vital person through her art making.



World sales
 
Phoebe Brown & Elizabeth Strickler
294 Ferguson Street
Atlanta, GA 30307 USA
Tel: 001-404-441-1639
E-mail: phoebe@unblinkingeyefilms.com