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Amelia Garretson-Persans works in a variety of narrative forms including writing, filmmaking, and installation. She is interested in the intersection of psychology and visual special effects, cinematic illusion and feminism, and ghosts, generally. She received her MFA from the Maine College of Art in 2016 and her BFA from Concordia University in Montreal in 2008. She has been teaching and supporting artists of all ages and abilities for over ten years in a variety of disciplines. Her particular areas of expertise and interest are stop motion animation, digital filmmaking, and multi-media installation. She lives and works in South Portland, ME with her frequent collaborator and husband, Ian P. Hundt.

Laurels

  • Project Facilitator/Instructor for SYL 200 In Her Kitchen: An International Recipe Video Collaboration in which MECA students partnered with immigrant chefs from the Portland immigrant advocacy organization In Her Presence (2018-2019)
  • Films and artworks shown around the United States, Canada, and Sweden
  • Facilitator and editor of a number of short films made in collaboration with adult artists of all abilities at bomb diggity arts in Portland (2015 to the present)
  • Attended the Digital Narratives Residency at the Banff Centre in Alberta where she began work on an interactive text message novel with a ghost (2016)
  • Chosen to create a multi-media art installation for the Phish festival, Magnaball. Memory Lab received over 30,000 visitors and explored themes around memory and technology using live projection, vintage science equipment, and lots and lots of snow globes (2015)

Extracurricular
Writing a fantasy epic screenplay set in a mystical hospital and hanging out with two small and very cool children— Paul and Lily.

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