Swallowed Whole-video2018-10-08T17:19:31+00:00

Project Description

Best Experimental Short, 38th Big Muddy Film Festival, 2016
Special Jury Mention, Experimental category, Oxford Film Festival, 2016
Royal Reel Award, Experimental Shorts, Canada International Film Festival, 2016
Best Experimental Film, Female Eye Film Festival, Toronto, June 2015
Jury’s Choice Award – 1st Prize, 34th Annual Black Maria Film Festival Tour 2015, New Jersey
Special Jury Award for Outstanding Montage, Blow-Up: Chicago Int’l Arthouse Film Festival, 2015
Best Experimental Film, Humboldt International Film Festival, April 2015
Remi Award, 48th World-Fest Houston International Film and Video Festival, April 2015
Best Experimental/Documentary Award, Seoul International Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival, 2014
Bronze Videoholica Award, Videoholica International Video Art Festival, Varna, Bulgaria, 2014


    • Vienna Independent Shorts Festival, Austria, 2016
    • Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, 2016
    • 43rd Athens International Film and Video Festival, Athens, OH, 2016
    • 38th Big Muddy Film Festival, Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale, IL, 2016
    • Filmfest Dresden: International Short Film Festival, Germany, 2015
    • 53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan, March 2015
    • Atlanta Film Festival, Georgia, March 2015
    • Oxford Film Festival, Oxford, Mississippi, Feb 2016
    • Tricky Women International Animation Filmfestival, Vienna, Austria, March 2015
    • 12th Annual Chicago International REEL Shorts Film Fest, Dec 2015
    • Blow-Up: Chicago International Arthouse Film Festival, Dec 2015
    • 2015 Video Art & Experimental Film Festival, New York City, Nov. 2015
    • International Short Film Festival 20min|max, Ingolstadt, Germany, June 2015
    • 13th Festival International Signes de Nuit, Lisboa, Portugal & Sarrbrücken, Germany, June 2015
    • 13th Festival International Signes de Nuit, Paris, Nov 2015
    • Doctober Documentary Film Festival, Bellingham, WA, 2015
    • Artists’ Television Access, GAZE series, San Francisco, 2015
    • Athens Animfest 2015, Athens, Greece
    • FONLAD Festival – Digital Art Festival Coimbra, Portugal (via CologneOFF – Cologne Int’l Videoart Festival)
    • Mostra de Curtmetratges Dr.Mabuse XIV, Barcelona, Spain, 2015
    • Rencontres Internationales Sciences & Cinemas, Marseille, France, Nov. 2014
    • Tehran International Film Festival, Tehran, Iran, Oct. 2014
    • Simultan Festival 2014, Timisoara, Romania, Oct. 2014

Swallowed Whole

A jarring journey through hospitalization and recovery.

 “Swallowed Whole” is a somber, animated, experimental film about surviving extreme isolation and physical limitations as a result of traumatic injury. Edited to emphasize the physical impact of dropping, crashing, and slamming, the film repeats vertical frame-rolls from analog TV to metaphorically replay the impact that literally broke the filmmaker’s back.


Single channel HD video, color, stereo, 4:06 min.