Twist of fate

Director: Karen Aqua
Running time: 9’ - USA, 2009

Director’s Bio
 

Karen Aqua has been making animated films since graduating from Rhode Island School of Design in 1976.  Her award-winning films have screened worldwide, at festivals in Europe, Asia, North/South America, and New Zealand. Aqua has taught animation at Boston College, Emerson College, and at workshops and residencies around the US.  She has served as a juror for film festivals in the US, Japan, and Canada. Since 1990 she has directed/animated 22 segments for the television program "Sesame Street".



Contact Director
 
Karen Aqua
Tel: 001 - 617-492-1970 home / 617-864-3192 studio
E-mail: karen@karenaqua.com


Festival-Screenings - Awards
 
2010

Black Maria Film & Video Festival, USA, Director's Choice Award

2010

James River Film Festival, USA, 2nd Prize and People's Choice Award

2010

Ann Arbor Film Festival, Eileen Maitland Award

 

Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada

 

Telluride Film Festival, USA

 

Starz Denver Film Festival, USA

 

Annecy International Animation Festival, France

 

Medical Film Symposium, Philadelphia, USA



Filmography
 
2009

Twist of fate

2007

Sensorium

2004

Andaluz

2001 Afterlife
1997

Ground zero / sacred ground

1992

Perpetual motion

Director, Producer: Karen Aqua

 

Animation, Script, Editing, Camera: Karen Aqua

 

Soundtrack: Ken Field, Birdsongs of the Mesozoic with Encanti

 

Sound Mix: Richard Bock

 

Technical Assistance: Joey Kolbe

 


Synopsis
 

This experimental animated film explores the transformative experience of being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. This expressionistic piece captures impressions of such an experience: upheaval, uncertainty, a sense of physical intrusion, and loss of control. Exploring this emotional and physical landscape, the film visualizes an internal world inside the body, imagined on a cellular level.



World sales
 
Karen Aqua
108 Pleasant Street #3
Cambridge, MA 02139 USA
Tel: 001 - 617-492-1970 home / 617-864-3192 studio
E-mail: karen@karenaqua.com