Director Biography – Kristyna Archer (MUSICAL CHAIRS: A BATTLE ROYALE)

Kristyna Archer is an award-winning director with a passion for creating thought-provoking and visually compelling work through a lens of stylized realism. She grew up near 8 mile road in Detroit, spent a decade in Chicago, and currently splits time between LA & NYC. Her work explores the surreal and the absurd, with a proclivity towards irony, infused in her vibrant stylized worlds. Concepting from her keen eye for design and quirky point of view with access to an abundantly curious imagination, there’s never a dull moment on set.
Some projects of note include 72 & Sunny’s MommyBahama.com, a cultural commentary on the miseducation that maternity leave is a vacation, which won a Webby and an ADC award. Most recently she wrote and directed a short film called A Brief History of the Eyeroll, where she weaves her love animation into her playful storytelling point of view.

Director Statement

My intention for this short film when we rolled camera 8 months ago in August 2019, was to showcase powerful strong female characters of color, contextualize visually an inner battle over negative thought patterns, and give hope you can persevere and overcome them.  Now releasing this in an entirely different climate in June 2020, it may take on another meaning. 

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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