Pearl: A Contemporary Foible (2000)

16mm Mono Sound, Experimental Film

(Writer • Director • Camera • Editor)




Pearl begins her journey wandering alone on an expanse of beach. We then follow her through a series of close personal spaces in which she tries various activities in a quest for individuality. An encounter with a frightening doll makes it apparent that the choices Pearl has made have been negative, unfulfilling, and severely limited. Plagued by a sense of anxiety and loss, Pearl cannot escape the society that subjects her unless she learns to accept herself. If she is unwilling to do this, she will be forever stuck in a dead-end job watching distorted versions of herself on television.



E X H I B I T I O N   R E C O R D 


2004 Johns Hopkins Film Festival Baltimore, MD –Official Selection
2004 Association for Independent Video & Film (AIVF) Remote Lounge,
New York, NY –Screening
2003 St. Louis International Film Festival St. Louis, MO –Official Selection
2001 Blue Lyon Art Gallery Reno, NV –Installation and Screening
2000 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Presentation Shaffer Art Building, Syracuse
University, Syracuse, NY –Screening



C R E D I T S 


g e n r e / c a t e g o r y :  Experimental, Art, Live Action, Short

w r i t t e n   a n d   d i r e c t e d   b y :  Kelly Wittenberg

s t a r r i n g :  Eva Furmanska

o r i g i n a l l y   s h o t   o n :  Kodak 16mm Black and White Negative

a r t / d e s i g n / c o n s t r u c t i o n :  Kelly Wittenberg

d i r e c t o r   o f   p h o t o g r a p h y :  Andreas Wagner

c a m e r a   a n d   e d i t i n g :  Kelly Wittenberg

p r o c e s s i n g   a n d   p r i n t s :  Alpha Cine Labs, Seattle, WA

c o n f o r m i n g   b y :  Northeast Negative, Springfield, MA

s o u n d   d e s i g n :  Kelly Wittenberg, Paul Carrica, Andreas Wagner

o p t i c a l   s o u n d t r a c k :  Sound One, New York, NY

t o t a l   r u n n i n g   t i m e :  4:06 minutes