Ottawa (Canada) —STOP, the first film in a trilogy on the effects of technology on society by Ottawa independent filmmaker Kelly Ann Beaton, is part of Speeding Bullets Film Screening Fundraiser to raise funds for Nelson House, a shelter for abused women and children. The screening will be on Sunday July 5, 2015 at 7:00 p.m at Club SAW, 67 Nicholas Street, Ottawa. Admission is $5.00 per person.
“I am really pleased to be part of this great initiative,” said Kelly Ann Beaton. “Deniz Berkin , founder of Speeding Bullets Film Screening Fundraiser, has created an event that not only celebrates local filmmakers but also gives back to the community.”
Written, directed and produced by Kelly Ann Beaton, STOP is a two and half minute experimental short film that explores how personal technologies alter the relationship between time, distance and space that defines the individial. “STOP is my first video work. I felt that this medium lends itself perfectly to interpreting society’s daily interaction with technology, but it is the most approporiate medium to examine society’s obsession to record every moment, thereby coming a continuous video stream of artificial consciousness.”
STOP, had its Canadian premiere at the Dawson City International Short Film Festival. The film is currently being sent to festivals in Canada.
A working artist, Kelly Ann Beaton created Pink Slippers Productions, an independent media arts and theatrical production company in 1998. In addition to her film work, her photography has been selected by the City of Ottawa to be the featured work for a series of outdoor public installations in the Underpass in downtown Ottawa. Kelly Ann is currently in pre-production on MODERN PRAYER, the second film in the trilogy the impacts of technology on society, and a comedic short, DICK.
STOP was produced with support from the City of Ottawa and the Saw Video Media Arts Centre.