Dahlia

A Film by Ana Mouyis

Synopsis

Through a metaphorical narrative about love, Dahlia explores a relationship between two people which is burdened by mental illness. Journey through a colorful and ever- changing world; a hand painted realm that shifts and morphs to portray a darkened state of mind. Based on the ups and down of my parents’ relationship, this illustrative and subtle narrative conveys a nuanced look into the experience of mental illness and how love, patience and commitment can overcome even the biggest obstacles.

Director

  • Picture of Ana Mouyis © Ana Mouyis

    Ana Mouyis

    Ana Mouyis is an Illustrator and Animator working in New York, USA. She received a BFA in Illustration from Parsons the New School for Design, where she is currently working as an adjunct professor, and an MFA in Animation and Motion Arts from Pratt institute. Since 2009 she has worked as freelance commercial artist specializing in illustration and animation, some of her clients have included: The New York Times, The Boston Globe, EMI Records, Interscope Records, Novartis, Pepsico, and Rebecca Taylor. In 2014 she co-founded Circle Line Projects, an experimental production company.
    In addition to client work, she directs and animates independent short films. The first of which, “Pussy!” was released in 2015 and has gone on to appear in a number of film festivals and received an ADC Awards Bronze Cube.

Awards + Festivals

  • *WINNER BEST NATIONAL ANIMATION*
    ANIMAFEST CYPRUS (Official Selection to National and International Competition, World Premiere, Nicosia, Cyprus) July 29, 2017
  • ENCOUNTERS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection in Competition, UK Premiere, Bristol, UK)September 22, 2017
  • KLIK! AMSTERDAM ANIMATION FESTIVAL (European Delights Program, Netherlands Premiere, Amsterdam)October 22, 2017
  • CHATTANOOGA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Chattanooga, TN USA)May 4, 2018
  • 2nd THE BUDDHA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 9, 2018
  • NEW YORK LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brooklyn, NY, USA)June 25, 2018
  • 06.08.2018 * 11th LVIV INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL WIZ-ART (Official Selection, Lviv, Ukraine)August 6, 2018
  • 3rd STILL VOICES SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Longford, Ireland)August 15, 2018
  • 3rd CIUDAD DEL ESTE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ciudad del Este, Paraguay)September 19, 2018
  • 2nd FILMPLAYA (Official Selection, Playa del Rey, CA, United States)September 21, 2018
  • 5th WORLD OF FILM INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL GLASGOW (Official Selection, Glasgow, UK)October 4, 2018
  • 4th MINIKINO FILM WEEK (Official Selection, Bali, Indonesia)October 6, 2018
  • 16th ANNUAL TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wichita, KS, USA)October 17, 2018
  • 13th ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Orlando, FL, USA)October 18, 2018
  • 5th UNI SHORTS INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Auckland, New Zealand)October 27, 2018
  • 2nd BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Birmingham, United Kingdom)November 22, 2018
  • 7th SHORTS THAT ARE NOT PANTS (Official Selection, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)November 23, 2018
  • KINOFILM - MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Manchester, United Kingdom)November 26, 2018
  • 5th BIENAL INTERNACIONAL DONA I CINEMA - MUJER Y CINE - WOMAN & FILM (Official Selection, Valencia, Spain)January 11, 2019
  • 2nd CHAMBAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kota, Rajasthan, India)January 12, 2019
  • 21st SAN FRANCISCO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Francisco, CA, USA)January 30, 2019
  • 21st MECAL PRO - BARCELONA INT'L SHORT AND ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Barcelona, Spain)March 28, 2019
  • 1st FEMALE FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL BERLIN (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)June 13, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Ana Mouyis
Screenplay
Ana Mouyis
Producer
Ana Mouyis
Animation
Tim Brown, Zachary Zezima
Sound Design
Luke Loseth, Fox Schwach
Music
Tom Juno and Johnny Ripper

Details

Running Time
04:21
Shooting Format
ANIMATION TECHNIQUE: Paint-on-glass, 2D digital, Pencil on paper
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

Pratt Institute
www.pratt.edu

DIRECTOR

Ana Mouyis
mouyana@gmail.com
www.anamouyis.com