Laura Heit

Portland, OR

Laura Heit employs stop-motion, live-action puppetry, hand drawing, and computer animation in her short films.  Her work has screened extensively at museums and film festivals around the world including; Walker Arts center, Moma, Guggenheim, Anthology Film Archives, Millennium Film Workshop, Annecy, Rotterdam, Taiwan, Ann Arbor, and London International Film Festivals, Black Maria, PBS, and others. .  She has a BFA in Film from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MFA from Royal College of Art, London. Laura is a faculty member in the Experimental Animation Program at Cal Arts in Valencia California, and was the co-director from 2007-2011.

The Deep Dark

(Laura Heit, 2011)

An elliptical cinematic song cycle, The Deep Dark journeys into the psyche with animation, projected shadows, fleeting lights, and ethereal vocal incantations. The film is composed of layers and cycles...