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Seraphina Samet


Coming Back
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Coming Back. 2008 (02:31)

'When I was twenty, I started to perform in videos. Someone told me I looked good on camera. So one day, I pointed it at me, and I had a look in the viewfinder. I thought, it's true, I really am a natural.' Script by Seraphina Samet.

'Coming Back' is based on a story I wrote whilst studying at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design; about a performance artist who commits suicide and comes back as an alien. It was motivated by problems I had experienced adjusting to student life. This work is one of a series of short films about myself, lovers, alienation, corners, dust, darkness, evasions and hang-ups... the pain of living with social inhibitions... relationships with objects, and small animals... ┬ęSeraphina Samet 2008


 

Empathy with Trees

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Empathy with Trees 2008 (03:19)

'Empathy with Trees' is a commentary on the filmmaker's experience of school, and being a tree in the school play: 'I've always thought I'd be a natural on stage - even though I never got given a good part at school. It's true, when it came to auditions, I'd just stand there, and I wouldn't say anything.' (Script by Seraphina Samet)

It is the beginning of a series of short films about herself, lovers, alienation, corners, dust, darkness, evasions and hang-ups... the pain of living with social inhibitions... relationships with objects, and small animals... The film is edited on Final Cut Express HD, and is a collage of old and new footage; combining animated stills and live action. ┬ęSeraphina Samet 2008


Further information : http://seraphinasamet.com