Welcome to My Life is now online. This is a short I art directed in 2015, created by Elizabeth Ito. We used 3d animation combined with photo bg’s. The animation was done by TeamTo in Paris. We took photos on location and then edited them, added elements or moved stuff around to make them work as backgrounds for the animation. Above is some of the art I made for it.

It was a great project to work on and I’m really proud of how it all turned out.

Here I am on the photo shoot with (on left) Riley Riggen - production coordinator, Elizabeth Ito - creator, writer, director and Rob Getzschman - photographer, editor.


Congratulations and thankyou to the cast and crew of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. It’s been a crazy but wonderful ride on our side and we can’t wait till Season 2. 


Life sure is strange

115 Films By and About Women of Color

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35 Shots of Rum by Claire Denis (2008)

A Different Image by Alile Sharon Larkin (1982)

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night by Ana Lily Amirpour (2014)

A Tale of Love by T. Minh-ha Trinh (1995)

Advantageous by Jennifer Phang (2015)

Ala Modalaindi by Nandini Bv Reddy (2011)

All About You by Christine Swanson (2001)

Alma’s Rainbow by Ayoka Chenzira (1994)

Appropriate Behavior by Desiree Akhavan (2014)

Aya of Yop City by Marguerite Abouet (2013)

B For Boy by Chika Anadu (2013)

Bande de Filles (Girlhood) by Céline Sciamma (2014)

Belle by Amma Asante (2013)

Bend it Like Beckham by Gurinder Chadha (2002)

Bessie by Dee Rees (2015)

Beyond the Lights by Gina Prince-Bythewood (2014)

Bhaji on the Beach by Gurinder Chadha (1993)

Camila by María Luisa Bemberg (1984)

Caramel by Nadine Labaki (2007)

Chutney Popcorn by Nisha Ganatra (1999)

Circumstance by Maryam Keshavarz (2011)

Civil Brand by Neema Barnette (2002)

Compensation by Zeinabu irene Davis (1999)

Daughters of the Dust by Julie Dash (1991)

Des étoiles (Under The Starry Sky) by Dyana Gaye (2014)

Descent by Talia Lugacy (2007)

Double Happiness by Mina Shum (1994)

Down in the Delta by Maya Angelou (1998)

Drylongso by Cauleen Smith (1988)

Earth by Deepa Mehta (1998)

Elza by Mariette Monpierre (2011)

Endless Dreams by Susan Youssef (2009)

Eve’s Bayou by Kasi Lemmons (1997)

Fire by Deepa Mehta (1996)

Frida by Julie Taymor (2002)

Funny Valentines by Julie Dash (1999)

Girl in Progress by Patricia Riggen (2012)

Girlfight by Karyn Kusama (2000)

Goyangileul butaghae (Take Care of My Cat) by Jeong Jae-eun (2001)

Habibi Rasak Kharban by Susan Youssef (2011)

Hiss Dokhtarha Faryad Nemizanand (Hush! Girls Don’t Scream) by Pouran Derahkandeh (2013)

Honeytrap by Rebecca Johnson (2014)

How The Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer by Georgina Reidel (2005)

I Can’t Think Straight by Shamim Sarif (2008)

I Like It Like That by Darnell Martin (1994)

I Will Follow by Ava DuVernay (2010)

In Between Days by So-yong Kim (2006)

Incognito by Julie Dash (1999)

Introducing Dorothy Dandridge by Martha Coolidge (1999)

Invisible Light by Gina Kim (2003)

It’s a Wonderful Afterlife by Gurinder Chadha (2010)

Jumpin Jack Flash by Penny Marshall (1986)

Just Another Girl on the IRT by Leslie Harris (1992)

Just Wright by Sanaa Hamri (2010)

Kama Sutra by Mira Nair (1996)

Lady With a Sword by Kao Pao-shu (1971)

Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity by Mina Shum (2002)

Losing Ground by Kathleen Collins (1982)

Love & Basketball by Gina Prince-Bythewood (2000

Love the One You’re With by Patricia Cuffie-Jones (2015)

Luck By Chance by Zoya Akhtar (2009

Mi Vida Loca by Allison Anders (1993)

Middle of Nowhere by Ava DuVernay (2012)

Mississippi Damned by Tina Mabry (2009

Mississippi Masala by Mira Nair (1991)

Mixing Nia by Alison Swan (1998)

Monsoon Wedding by Mira Nair (2001

Mosquita y Mari by Aurora Guerrero (2012)

Na-moo-eobs-neun san (Treeless Mountain) by So-yong Kim (2008)

Naturally Native by Valerie Red-Horse (1998)

Night Catches Us by Tanya Hamilton (2010)

Nina’s Heavenly Delights by Pratibha Parmar (2006)

Paju by Chan-ok Park (2009)

Pariah by Dee Rees (2011)

Peeples by Tina Gordon Chism (2013)

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (2007)

Phat Girlz by Nnegest Likké (2006)

Picture Bride by Kayo Hatta (1994)

Radiance by Rachel Perkins (1998)

Rain by Maria Govan (2008)

Real Women Have Curves by Patricia Cardoso (2002)

Saving Face by Alice Wu (2004)

Second Coming by Debbie Tucker Green (2014)

Sita sings the blues by Nina Paley (2008)

Something Necessary by Judy Kibinge (2013)

Something New by Sanaa Hamri (2006)

Song of the Exile by Ann Hui (1990

Still the Water by Naomi Kawase (2014)

Stranger Inside by Cheryl Dunye (2001)

Sugar Cane Alley/Black Shack Alley by Euzhan Palcy (1983)

The Kite by Randa Chahal Sabag (2003)

The Rich Man’s Wife by Amy Holden Jones (1996)

The Rosa Parks Story by Julie Dash (2002)

The Secret Life of Bees by Gina Prince-Bythewood (2008)

The Silence of the Palace by Moufida Tlatli (1994)

The Watermelon Woman by Cheryl Dunye (1996)

The Women of Brewster Place by Donna Deitch (1989)

The World Unseen by Shamim Sarif (2007)

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Darnell Martin (2005)

Things We Lost in the Fire by Susanne Bier (2007)

Ties That Bind by Leila Djansi (2011)

Toe to Toe by Emily Abt (2009)

Wadjda by Haifaa Al-Mansour (2012)

Water by Deepa Mehta (2005)

Whale Rider by Niki Caro (2002)

What’s Cooking? by Gurinder Chadha (2000)

Where Do We Go Now? by Nadine Labaki (2011)

Whitney by Angela Bassett (2015)

Woman Thou Art Loosed: On The 7th Day by Neema Barnette (2012)

Women Without Men by Shirin Neshat (2009)

Woo by Daisy von Scherler Mayer (1998)

Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl by Joan Chen (1998)

Yelling to the Sky by Victoria Mahoney (2011)

Yo, la peor de todas (I, The Worst of All) by María Luisa Bemberg (1990)

Young and Wild by Marialy Rivas (2012)

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November U.S. Releases Directed By Women

November 6
Miss You Already (Catherine Hardwicke) - PLATFORM*
Suffragette (Sarah Gavron) - EXPANDS TO PLATFORM

November 13
The 33 (Patricia Riggen)* - WIDE
Ayanda (Sara Blecher) - LIMITED
By the Sea (Angelina Jolie Pitt) - LIMITED
Love the Coopers (Jessie Nelson)* - WIDE

November 20
Mustang (Deniz Gamze Ergüven) - LIMITED
#Horror (Tara Subkoff) - LIMITED

November 25
Janis: Little Girl Blue (Amy Berg) - LIMITED

*Notable this month: The 33 and Love the Coopers mark the first time this year that two movies directed by women open wide (in over 1000 theatres) on the same weekend. 

What limited/platform/wide stands for.


One of the most interesting announcements out of this year’s Cannes is Together Now, an upcoming collection of seven short films directed by and starring women. A series of huge names are already on board to direct.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Robin Wright is set to direct a short, as is Catherine Hardwicke, who directed the first Twilight, Patricia Riggen, who made Chilean mining drama The 33, Melina Matsoukas, who directed the music video for Beyoncé’s “Formation,” Kátia Lund, who co-directed City of God, as well as Polish director Małgorzata Szumowska and Saudi director Haifaa al-Mansour. Juliette Binoche and Freida Pinto will both star in shorts. Together, the seven films will make up a feature-length movie.

Together Now is the first film from the non-profit production company We Do It Together, which was founded to finance films, documentaries, and TV shows focused on empowering women. The film industry — not just in Hollywood, but globally — has done a horrible job of putting women at the head of movies, so a project like this is both exciting and important. “We believe that we can create a movement, with women and men, with actions behind words, that will change the utterly outdated and discriminatory paradigm that we see in media, and its marginalization of women worldwide,” We Do It Together writes on its website. [x]

I am grateful that I’m working, but I also have to say I’ve worked really, really hard and had to fight a lot. And I am tired of fighting. I do hope things get a little easier because [it’s] exhausting and boring to always have to fight to be heard. Every single line, every single thing has to be fought over. There’s kind of like an intrinsic doubt from absolutely everyone in my crew, my producer, everyone. It’s not just the film industry, it’s a worldwide thing. It’s the culture of the world to doubt women. And that has to be changed.
Cote de Pablo, actress of The 33: “In this movie I found myself working with people that I had admired all my life.”

The Chilean who has settled in the United States debuts on the big screen in the movie about the miners of San José, that arrives to local theaters on August 6th.

Cote de Pablo begins to laugh. The actress is seated in a lounge in a Mariott hotel to talk about The 33, a movie about the rescue of the miners who were trapped in the mine in San José, and right now remembers an important part in the preparation for her role in the film: “I had to eat, unfortunately,” she comments between laughter, and explains: “My character is a woman who is pregnant, so I had a little physical preparation like having extra weight and things like that, that which always is enjoyable for an actor. Because I can’t look like an anorexic with a little bump, it’s not normal.”


Clearly, this was not the most interesting part of the film that has Chile at the center of the tragedy. De Pablo is representing Jessica, the wife of the miner Alex Vega, who is played by Spaniard Mario Casas. Her character is one that gathers the stories of various spouses of the miners and converts them into one. The role arrived in De Pablo’s life when she left her protagonist role as Ziva David on NCIS, the most watched TV drama in the United States.

“As an actress, and more than anything as a person, it was an experience of healing that was quite significant. I had left a series, I had left a quite important thing, a very big phase of my life. This movie came a little out of nowhere. I was on vacation and I believe that in some form or another it had been manifested, it had been ordered. And overnight I found myself working with people whom I have admired all my life,” says the actress about a group of people with whom she shared a hotel for two months, an experience that generated tight relationships.

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Cote de Pablo: “I’m the American dream”

Simple and spontaneous , hard to believe that this 1.70 meters tall woman with thick eyebrows, deep black eyes and an infectious laugh is the most successful Chilean actress in Hollywood. A few days ago she was in our country to accompany the mexican Patricia Riggen, the director of the film The 33 (based on the dramatic experience of the miners of Atacama) to present exclusively to them the finished film, with Antonio Banderas and Juliette Binoche as protagonists, and in which María José de Pablo (35 ) will have the role of Jessica Vega , the wife of trapped miner Alex Vega (Mario Casas) , who took charge of organizing the camp Hope above ground. Cote also is the voice of the song “Gracias a la Vida” that accompanied the production; a tribute to Violeta Parra.

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anonymous asked:

I know, it´s so upsetting like they say Chile is a basic country and that we have no culture or art interest and if they dont even give chilean actors (there are really good chilean actors and movies) the chance to be in A MOVIE ABOUT CHILE AND FILMED IN CHILE how do they expect that we suddenly have an advanced culture and international "fame". They turned an heroic rescue and true story into a fake representation to entertain hollywood and for them to have succes in the united states.

Yesterday when we started talking about this movie (The 33), I glanced through the main actors and noticed that most of them were not Chilean. This is the top-billed cast:

Only Cote de Pablo is Chilean among them. In a Chilean movie, about Chilean people, we have more people of Irish descent among the main cast then of Chilean descent. Amazing.

I know that they probably chose to cast well-known actors so the movie would sell, but by casting almost exclusively non-Chileans (in all the main roles) to play Chilean people they are sending a horrible message to everyone in Chile, and that just should not be acceptable.
(plus the movie is in English???? spoken with an accent)


Cannes Wishlist:

20 films I’d like to see play at Cannes 2015 - Part 1

The 33 - Patricia Riggen, Chile | USA

Riggen directs this star-studded biopic based on the 2010 Copiapó mining accident which saw 33 miners trapped underground for 69 days.

Beeba Boys - Deepa Mehta, Canada

Mehta, one of Canada’s most acclaimed auteurs has a long history with TIFF, but it would be great to see the filmmaker nab a spot at Cannes with her latest film about second and third generation Indian-Canadian gangsters.  

La belle saison - Catherine Corsini, France

Two of Corsini`s previous films have played at Cannes so there’s a strong possibility her latest, about two women, played by Cécile de France and Izïa Higelin, who begin a love affair in the early 70s, could as well. 

Burn Burn Burn - Chanya Button, UK

Burn Burn Burn is Button’s debut film, but its already garnered buzz for its comedic script. Laura Carmichael and Chloe Pirrie star as two women who embark on a roadtrip to scatter their friend`s ashes.  

By the Sea - Angelina Jolie, USA

Cannes loves its American stars, and no one is a bigger star than Angelina Jolie who cast herself alongside her real life husband Brad Pitt in this intimate European drama about a bored husband and wife who become obsessed with a younger couple.

Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Films Directed by Women Released in the US in 2015


Little Accidents (Sara Coangelo)
Appropriate Behavior (Desiree Akhavan) 
Above and Beyond (Roberta Grossman)
Girlhood (Céline Sciamma) 
Song One (Kate Barkery-Froyland)
Veronika Decides To Die (Emily Young)
1971 (Johanna Hamilton)


Jupiter Ascending (Lana & Andy Wachowski)
The Voices (Marjane Satrapi) 
50 Shades of Grey (Sam Taylor-Johnson) 
McFarland USA (Niki Caro)
Farewell to Hollywood (Regina Nicholson & Henry Corra) 
Ana Maria in Novela Land (Georgina Riedel) 
My Life Directed By Nicolas Winding Refn (Liv Corfixen)
Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine (Michele Josue)
52 Tuesdays (Sophie Hyde)
The Lesson (Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov)
Treading Water (Analeine Cal y Mayor)
Somewhere Only We Know (Jinglei Xu)    


October Gale (Ruba Nadda)
Compared to What? The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank (Michael Chandler & Sheila Canavan)
Amour Fou (Jessica Hausner) 
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (Shlomi Elkabetz & Ronit Elkabetz) 
Serena (Susanne Bier)
The Riot Club (Lone Scherfig) 
A Girl Like Her (Amy S. Weber) 
She’s Lost Control (Anja Marquardt)


Farah Goes Bang (Meera Menon)
The Sisterhood of Night (Caryn Waechter) 
The Road Within (Gren Wells) 
Just Before I Go (Courteney Cox)


Ride (Helen Hunt) 
Welcome to Me (Shira Piven)
Hot Pursuit (Anne Fletcher) 
Pitch Perfect 2 (Elizabeth Banks) 
Ever Secret Thing (Amy J. Berg)
One Cut, One Life (Lucia Small & Ed Pincus) 
Aloft (Claudia Llosa)
Sunshine Superman (Marah Strauch)
Gemma Bovery (Anne Fontaine)
I Believe in Unicorns (Leah Meyerhoff)
Something Better to Come (Hanna Polak)
Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World (Belinda Sallin)


An Open Secret (Amy Berg) 
Dil Dhadakne Do (Zoya Akhtar) 
Madame Bovary (Sophie Barthes) 
The Wolfpack (Crystal Moselle) 
Eden (Mia Hansen-Løve) 
Infinitely Polar Bear (Maya Forbes)
Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World (Dana Nachman) 
What Happened, Miss Simone? (Liz Garbus)
Advantageous (Jennifer Phang)
The Midnight Swim (Sarah Adina Smith)
Runoff (Kimberly Levin)


Jackie & Ryan (Ami Canaan Mann) 
Strangerland (Kim Farrant) 
A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile (Sophie Deraspe) 
Unexpected (Kris Swanberg) 
Jenny’s Wedding (Mary Agnes Donoghue)
Meet Me in Montenegro (Alex Holdridge & Linnea Saasen) 
Stray Dog (Debra Granik)


The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Marielle Heller) 
The Falling (Carol Morley) 
Fort Tilden (Sarah Violet-Bliss & Charles Rogers) 
Ten Thousand Saints (Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini) 
6 Years (Hannah Fidell) 
Learning to Drive (Isabel Coixet) 
The Second Mother (Anna Muylaert)
Zipper (Mora Stephens) 
Meru (Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi)


Breathe (Mélanie Laurent) 
Paul Taylor: Creative Domain (Kate Geis) 
Sleeping with Other People (Leslye Headland) 
Prophet’s Prey (Amy Berg) 
The Intern (Nancy Meyers)
Mississippi Grind (Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden) 
Misunderstood (Asia Argento) 


Big Stone Gap (Adriana Trigiani) 
In My Father’s House (Ricki Stern & Anne Sundberg) 
Suffragette (Sarah Gavron) 
The Armor of Light (Abigail Disney) 
Sex Death and Bowling (Abby Walker) 
The Wonders (Alice Rohrwacher) 
Addicted to Fresno (Jamie Babbit)


Miss You Already (Catherine Hardwicke)
Suffragette (Sarah Gavron)
The 33 (Patricia Riggen)
Ayanda (Sara Blecher)
By the Sea (Angelina Jolie Pitt)
Love the Coopers (Jessie Nelson)
Mustang (Deniz Gamze Ergüven)
#Horror (Tara Subkoff)
The Summer Of Sangaile (Alanté Kavaïté)
Janis: Little Girl Blue (Amy Berg) 
Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (Lisa Immordino Vreeland)
Sand Dollars (Israel Cárdenas & Laura Amelia Guzmán)
Very Semi-Serious (Leah Wolchok)


Imba Means Sing (Danielle Bernstein) 
Bleeding Heart (Diane Bell) 
The Girl in the Book (Marya Cohn)