developed by DNA: Oxygen
Premiered at Portland International Film Festival (PIFF)
Written By Kisha Jarrett, Dawn Jones Redstone, Aki Ruiz, Josie Seid, and Vin Shambry
Directed By Dawn Jones Redstone
Creative Producer Kisha Jarrett
Daily routines intersect with the turmoil of the world outside as three Black Portlanders go about their day during the COVID shutdown in Oregon in this 22 minute short film. Trailer available below.
See Me is the first project of the DNA: Oxygen program and was created entirely with a BIPOC cast and crew. ART is proud to attach its name to this first-of-its-kind project at Artists Rep that uses the creative power of a number of up-and-coming BIPOC artists.
Creative Producer, Kisha Jarrett said, “when I first started putting together the production team for See Me, I pitched the idea of a project to a bunch of filmmakers and animators by saying, ‘I have this vision, it’s a slice of life story of three Black people living in Portland during COVID and we may have about a minute of animation. Oh, and there’s no script yet. We’re going to meet and write it in a week and then shoot it four weeks later.’
Once we confirmed our director, Dawn Jones Redstone and our Director of Photography Matthew Hayes, everyone else fell into place and believed in the vision, the power, and the beauty of this story.”
See Me was created by the support of Anonymous, Koerner Camera, Open Signal, and Gearhead Grip.
Read Dawn Jones Redstone’s director’s statement here.