Producer / Director / Screenplay Writer / Director of Photography / Editor
Artist Statement - Odette Laramee
I have a great appreciation for exploring story, across cultures, histories/futures, and media. The experimental work is created from extraordinarily surprising medium and celebrates the vastness of being. The documentary and narrative films invite reflection on a broad spectrum of themes through the powerful medium of creative inquiry. My studies are in the area of collective knowledge creation, in the everyday, the socio/political, and the sublime.
Experimental, Animation, Documentary, and more recently Narrative storytelling through multiple media. Also, community-based collective creation.
Awards and Official Selections - 19 Awards & Selections
Selection (Scientific Committee )- Virtual Conference, Digital Culture and AudioVisual Challenges -Corfu, Greece. 2021
Official Selection - Finalist, Kuno Sings, TV Fest 2021 - Vernon, Canada 2021
Official Selection, Creative Delivery, ARTS X SDGS Online Festival - New York, USA / curated from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 2021
Award Winner - Best Experimental Film, nameless, Atlanta Award Qualifying Film Festival - Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, USA 2021
Award Winner - Best Animation, nameless, Malta International Film Festival - St. George's Bay, St. Julian's, Malta 2021
Award Winner - Best Experimental Film, nameless, Austria International Film Festival - Vienna, Austria 2021
Official Selection, nameless, Acorazado Film Festival - Caracas, Venezuela 2020
Official Selection, Kuno Sings, ARTS X SDGS Online Festival - New York, USA / curated from Mombasa, Kenya 2020
Honourable Mention, Kuno Sings, Shakti Film Festival - Langley, Canada 2020
Award Winner - Best Animation, nameless, Everest International Film Festival - Siliguri, West Bengal, India 2020
Official Selection, SHE, malabo international music & film festival - Malabo, Equatorial Guinea 2020
Best Experimental Short Film, nameless, Lakecity International Film Festival - Mumbai, India 2020
Official Selection, nameless, iFilms International Short Film Festival - Pune, Maharashtra, India 2020
Best Experimental Short Film, nameless, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival - Pune, Maharashtra, India 2019
Official Selection, elle tango - remix, Aphrodite Film Awards - New York, USA 2019
Official Selection, nameless, Art Quake Kyoto 2019 (Creativity Biennale of Art Exhibitions & Film Festival) - Kyoto, Japan 2019
Official Selection, elle tango - remix, Shorts@Fringe (Tour) - Azores, Portugal 2019
Award Winner - Best Experimental Film, SHE, Indo Global International Film Festival - Mumbai, India 2019
Semi-Finalist, nameless, AI FILM FEST - Tehran, Iran 2019
Official Selection, nameless, Cefalù film festival - Cefalù, Italy 2019
Screenwriting Competition Selections
Kuno invites her grandmother to celebrate her deceased mother’s birthday. What she really wants is to know why her mother died, and why her family never speaks about her Japanese father. Is it racism, and is there more? In her exploration of popular Ninja lore, Kuno finds the courage to reckon with her past. 'Kuno Sings', Canadian Premiere at the Shakti Film Festival for United Nations: International Day of the Girl Child. International Premiere: ARTS x SDGS. A festival series leading up to 2021 United Nations year of the Creative Economy for the Sustainable Development Goals. (Canada 14:59)
Experimental short developed in the spirit of 'the universe in a single atom'. This film is an animation made entirely from extreme close-up images of 3 large jellyfish. Anything is possible? Everything is possible. Original and Short Versions: Official Selection - 11 International Festivals. Award Winner Animation - 2. Best Experimental Film - 4. (Canada 19:46 / 4:11)
Experimental video dance poem (remix). Tango. Animation created with extreme close-up images of butterflies juxtaposed with live performance and English language voice. Official Selection - 2 International Festivals. (Canada 6:00)
Ultra Short Experimental Animation explores pink perspective on cycles of the universe. A bit of 'something from nothing' this film is made from 2 still images of the filmmaker's shadow taken in Northern Canada in the season of the midnight sun. Official Selection - 2 International Film Festivals, Award Winner - 1 Festival. (Canada 0:40)
Academic Research - Empty Spaces in Epistemology: Perspectives of Persons Holding Doctorates on the Future of Knowledge Creation - and Video Presentation: Virtual Conference
Universities are sites of intensive formal adult education. The academic community is instrumental in the creation and dissemination of new knowledge. This study examines the perspectives of persons holding doctorates with regards to the future of knowledge creation.
The methodology and methods employed are qualitative arts-based inquiry using a new media lens. The question is: in what ways can digital images provide a platform for dialogue regarding contemporary science and contemplative practice / consciousness studies?