Crew: Producers: – Screenwriters: Kiera Faber – Drawing Animator: Kiera Faber – Sound Design: Kiera Faber – Cinematographer: Benjamin Faber – Animator: Benjamin Faber – Editor: Benjamin Faber – Voice Actor: Pamela Bacon
A reclusive children’s author and her figmental companions inhabit a fragile microcosm where reality, illusion, and madness intermingle. Stop motion animation seamlessly interweaves with live motion to create an abstract narrative where themes of isolation, mental illness, and loss are enacted through characters that evade trust. Obscurer questions agency, power, and vulnerability within a framework of dysfunction and ambiguity.
Kiera Faber is an experimental filmmaker working within the genre of animation. Her work explores the repercussions of loss and trauma through enigmatic abstract narratives. Faber creates the entire world and experience of a film; from concept and design to image and sound. Her auteur, award winning films are entirely crafted by hand and are internationally screened and exhibited at film festivals, galleries, and museums, most notably the Museum of Contemporary Photography, George Eastman Museum, and the Walker Art Center. Faber received her MFA from the Visual Studies Workshop after completing a BA in Psychology from the University of Rochester. In 2018, Faber received a McKnight Fellowship in Media Arts. She has received numerous regional grants and two film production grants from the Jerome Foundation. Faber currently is in pre-production on THE GARDEN SEES FIRE, supported in part by the Jerome Foundation, creating the surreal and fanciful characters and sets for her next film. She is a dual national of Luxembourg and the United States and resides in Minnesota.