Aemilia Scott - 9'
SHOT is an experimental film that tries to make formal sense out of senseless violence. Footage was found from every police shooting over the last two years for which there is available video. Each piece of footage is taken unedited, and aligned synchronised to the moment of the first gunshot. The lm is a moving composite, modelled after the composite photographs used by criminologists in the 19th century to try to understand the archetypical thief, rapist, murderer. The end result is an uncanny
wave of terror, violence, and outrage.
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Director not to present this film for Public, the Jury can award the film through private screening.
Aemilia Scott is a filmmaker living in Chicago and LA. She graduated with honours from Columbia University with a degree in History and Photography, having studied with photographers Thomas Roma and Dana Hoey. Then, she moved to Chicago and performed professionally with Second City and iO. Aemilia has devoted much of her life to comedy as social commentary. She is a founding member of the critically acclaimed satirical church, Best Church of God. She was a producer and show runner on BIG NEWS CHICAGO, which created a new comedy show based on the news every week. She recently has directed short pieces for The Onion and Gurl. com. On television, you can see her as an actor on LEGENDS, Chicago Fire, Sirens, and Married. In 2012 she combined her skills in photography, working with actors, and writing, and began a terrifying career as a filmmaker. Her first film, BEST IF USED BY, was an official selection of Clermont Ferrand, Aspen Shortsfest, Palm Springs International, Rhode
Island International, Seattle International among others. It won a BAFTA honorary mention at Aspen, an Honorary Mention at USA Film Fest Dallas, an Honourable mention at REGARD Quebec, Best Screenplay and Audience Award at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, and BEST SHORT of 2013 by New Filmmakers Los Angeles.
SHOT is Aemilia’s first experimental film.