Director Biography – Michelle Prebich (CEMETERY SONG)

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Michelle studied Film Production, Theatre and Fine Art At Cal-State Long Beach with a B.A. in Narrative Film Production and a minor in Theatre. Her thesis film “A Serious Talk” was shown at the Newport Beach Film Festival in 2012.

Michelle directed and collaborated with sister animator and designer Justine Prebich with an experimental stop motion short. “Comfort Me with Absinthe” It won best animated short in the Albuquerque Film And Music Experience in 2016.

Michelle and Justine once again collaborated on “Tools of War” an animated short exploring science fiction and the dystopian future in 2018.

Michelle is also an artist and illustrator who runs her business “Bat in Your Belfry” out of Southern California.

She and her sister Justine continue to work on projects together.

Director Statement

Cemetery Song’s visuals is a blend of imagery Inspired of romantic era gothic imagery and the surrealism of Magritte paintings. Places that inspired the video include Colma outside of San Fran, and Lafayette cemetery In New Orleans.

I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of those that came before us. I think it’s important to take a moment to reflect on mortality and I find that the serene beauty of old cemeteries is the perfect place to find that. Cemetery Song explores the power of memories, existential dread and finally a peaceful acceptance as these ghosts are now, you shall be too.

Cemetery Song is directed and edited by Michelle Prebich with animation and production design by Justine Prebich. Music by Fellow Robot.

Author: experimentalfilmfestival

Festival occurs 4 times a year. Showcased the best of experimental short films and music videos from around the world.

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