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Festival ∙ Food, Art, Education | 2018

A first of its kind event that celebrates the Asian diaspora through food, art, and education.

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Narrative short ∙ 5min ∙ Video | 2017

A dance comedy starring Ikechukwu Ufomadu, Rachel Wyman, and Julio Jean.

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Criticism ∙ 5min ∙ Text | 2016

An online resource for editorial commentary on NYC moving image culture.

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Archive

Documentary short ∙ 6min ∙ Video | 2017

Up close and personal with Agnès Varda on International Women's Day, 2017.

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Criticism ∙5min ∙ Text | 2016

On Full Metal Jacket, film school curricula, and "essential" cinema.

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Nonfiction ∙20min ∙ Archival images, text | 2016

An investigative essay for Harvard Law School’s “Just Food?" Forum for Land Use, Rights and Ecology.

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Nonfiction∙ 5min ∙ Collage, text | 2016

A proposal for Storefront For Art & Architecture’s Competition “Taking Buildings Down.”

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Nonfiction ∙20min ∙ Photos, text | 2015

10-page spread for L.R. Magazine Issue 1 “Stories We Tell Ourselves” published by DDMMYY.

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Experimental shorts ∙ 5min ∙ 16mm film, video | 2015

Three unreleased music videos: for Nick Hakim, Gabriel Garzón-Montano, and Jeremiah Meece.

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Documentary short ∙ 20min ∙ Video | 2013

An exploration through the eyes of Eva Franch i Gilabert, Natalie Bartlett, and Niki Nakazawa.

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Narrative short ∙ 12min ∙ Video | 2012

A strange and surreal film starring Chase Maguire, Kelly and Lisa Royère. Screenplay by Caitlin Doughty.

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Documentary shorts∙ 13min ∙ Video | 2011

The history and current state of the American funeral industry. In collaboration with Caitlin Doughty.

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About

Angeline Gragasin is a writer, filmmaker, and artist who tells stories about ecology, memory, and power. Her background is interdisciplinary, her work equal parts poetic expression and critical inquiry. She sees each project as an opportunity to ask questions, take risks, and experiment. Before she became a filmmaker, Gragasin trained extensively in mask, mime, and improvisational performance. This early emphasis on image and action-based storytelling continues to inform her work today. Gragasin has been a finalist for the Tribeca Sloan Award, the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, the Sundance New Frontier Lab, and the Borscht Corp “No Bro Zone” grant.

Her short film “Yanvalou” (2017) has screened internationally at BAM, Cucalorus, Clermont-Ferrand, Zinebi, and Jumping Frames Hong Kong, among others. She was recently interviewed for the podcast “Asian, Not Asian” where she discusses growing up as a 2nd generation mixed race Asian American in Wisconsin, and was commissioned by The Creative Independent to write an essay on her creative practice, forthcoming Fall 2019. Gragasin lives and works in New York City where she writes regularly for Screen Slate and is the Co-Founder and Executive Producer of Happy Family Night Market—an annual festival that celebrates the Asian diaspora through food, art, and education.

Gragasin holds an MFA in Screenwriting from the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema at CUNY Brooklyn College, and an AB in Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities from The University of Chicago, where she was awarded the Theater and Performance Studies Undergraduate Career Award for her thesis project as well as a Jeff Metcalf Fellowship at the Museum of Contemporary Art. She is an alum of NEW INC and UnionDocs' Summer Documentary Lab.

Her work has been supported by The Moth, The Kate Spade & Co. Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), Harvard University, The Bureau of Creative Works, NoBudge, TimeOut NY, Fader, The New York Times' T Magazine, Festival Internacional de Videodanza CDMX, Residency Unlimited, Palais de Tokyo, Kickstarter, Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, The Strange Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, among others.

She spent many years training in clown, commedia dell’Arte, devised theater, and puppetry with LEM’s (Ecole Jacques Lecoq) Carlos García Estevez, 500 Clown, Double Edge Theater, SITI Company, and Blair Thomas & Company. She went on to collaborate with Redmoon Theater, Blast Theory, and theater artists Seth Bockley (The Goodman), Richard Newman (The Hinterlands), and Julia Miller (Manual Cinema) before transitioning from performance to filmmaking.

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The Strange Decelerator Residency — Oct 2019

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