After receiving a difficult medical diagnosis, experimental filmmaker Russell Sheaffer decided to use a roll of 16mm film as a written diary. Projected, Acetate Diary is an expression of handmade sound and color. Examined as an object, the acetate contains words and drawings from a place of trauma.
Screening in Shorts Program: Digital DilemmaDrama, Experimental
About the Director(s)
Russell Sheaffer is an experimental film and documentary filmmaker who received a Master’s Degree from NYU’s Department of Cinema Studies. While there, he co-wrote and co-directed, Masculinity & Me, with James Franco, which was an official selection of the 2011 Torino LGBT Film Festival. In addition to his own experimental work, he was a producer of The Diplomat, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2013, and Josephine Decker’s Thou Wast Mild and Lovely, which premiered in Forum at Berlinale in 2014.
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