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OPINION POEM

OPINION POEM

East Coast Premiere

Director: Suzy Maier

United States, 2009, 2 min

Festival Year:2009

Category:Experimental

Crew:Suzy Miaer

Sales:Suzy Miaer, Atlanta, GA, 30309

Email:susan.maier AT comcast.net

Web:www.suzyzart.com

Synopsis

An experimental animated film about my struggles in the past. It is animated by hand, in graphite. The monologue is written by me and I have done the voice over. It is about my experience I had with a college roommate along with some family conflict I faced. I adjourn to the psychiatrist's office, where he tries to work out my problems. This then flows into a monologue about a deeply ingrained past, that I begin to overcome. It is a poem about my side of the story which is my opinion about myself and my past, which validates me in relation to others.

About the director

My name is Suzy Maier and I am from Atlanta, Ga. I got my undergraduate degree at Tufts University and I am almost finished pursuing my MFA at Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, Ga. I received an award grant from the Princess Grace Foundation when I first started making experimental animated films, and have just recently won an Indie, in the Indie Fest in La Jolla, CA. My animated novels are actually drawn movies, and not what you expect from traditional animation. My drawings depict the reality of the unconscious. My characters are natural and stem from human nature. I don't follow the rules and guidelines of traditional animation. Instead, I follow the guidance of my intuition. I incorporate the memory of my experiences, as my hand records my personal history, better than I actually remember it.

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