Ovum was my response to Carrie Fisher's call to turn your heartache into art. In 2016, I started a collective with fellow sci-fi directors and we had been writing and workshopping our short narrative scripts. What would happen if our current society continued on this political decline whilst VR technology advanced?
“I had never been to Europe before. I knew I had to film something, I didn't know what.“ The end result was this hybrid narrative-doc short that explores cross border perspectives on the relationship between identity and space in the post globalization era.
In director, writer, and animator Angela Stempel’s beautiful short film Heart Chakra, a young girl falls prey to the promises of a spiritual awakening and a direct path to the man of her dreams – so long as she aligns all her chakras just so, and utilizes the right set of crystals and numerology.
“Yanvalou” was inspired by a personal struggle to connect with human beings—and my own body—within the conflicting cultures of the dance studio and digital startup environments. Though not a documentary per se, the film is based on a true story from my own personal experience.