Too Loud A Solitude
A feature film made with puppets about a waste compactor who rescues banned books from the trash and thus exposes the consequences of an oppressive government upon the human spirit.
Ola's Box of Clovers (2003)
Uncle Sam Meets His Maker (2002)
The Cone (a tale of urban Nonsense) (2001)
Genevieve is a filmmaker and puppeteer whose work has been shown at festivals worldwide, including L'Alternativa in Barcelona, South by Southwest, the Women's Film Festival in Minsk, the Rio de Janeiro Short Film Festival, the Portland International Film Festival, the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival (Turkey), and the Hamburg International Festival of Short Film. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards, including Best Animated Short at the One Reel Film Festival, the Cinematographers Guild Award, Special Jury Mention at Berlin, Special Mention at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, First Place for Best Screenplay at the Rhode Island Film Festival, and the Silver Plaque at the Chicago International Film Festival. Her work has been broadcast in the U.S. and the Czech Republic. She co-founded and is a member of G.R.I.T. (girls reeling it together), a non-profit organization of women filmmakers who assist and support one another in the film industry.
Theater Arts, University of California- Santa Barbara
Estudio Busqueda de Pantomimo
May - June 2005
Genevieve Anderson continues work on Too Loud a Solitude, an upcoming feature film made with puppets about a waste compactor who rescues banned books from the trash. Paul Giamatti has been enlisted to play the voice of its lead character.
March - April 2005
Genevieve Andersons recent short Olas Box of Clovers will be broadcast on ARTE in France and Germany and on the Independent Film Channel in the US. Told with rod-manipulated puppets, the film explores the interior world of an old woman after her death and follows her granddaughters journey to understanding her unfulfilled dreams. Anderson continues work on for Too Loud a Solitude, a feature film made with puppets about a waste compactor who rescues banned books from the trash. www.puppetropolis.com
January - February 2005
Genevieve Andersons puppets were accepted into a fine art gallery in Tubac, Arizona, and she received a Special Jury Mention at the Festival Tous Courts in Aix en Provence, France in December for her puppetry. She has been refining the screenplay for Too Loud a Solitude, a feature film made with puppets about a waste compactor who rescues banned books from the trash. She began shooting a segment of the film in the beginning of the year.
How do you approach the beginning of a project?
New projects generally are born from a sensation about something. I let that sensation build whatever component begs to be built first, be it a specific puppet, a sentence that will later be incorporated into the script, or a piece of the set. I try to capture the seed of that initial inspiration, and build from it. This way, I always have something to refer back to, to remind me of why Im doing what Im doing.