Lingua Absentia (Trailer)
2017, Stop-motion animation, 2K, Color, 16:9, Stereo, 10 minutes.
Co-directed and animated by Kate Raney and Jeremy Bessoff.
Lingua Absentia is a paper cut-out animation about a mother and her schizophrenic daughter, Abby. Guided by the mother’s voice-over narration, the film takes the viewer through Abby's severe cancer treatment and her long process to recovery.
West Virginia Mountaineer Film Festival (Best Animation)
ACAFilms Low Film Festival, São Paulo, Brazil
Tapas FIlm Festival in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh India
Athens Animfest, Athens, Greece
Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL
Thin Line Film Festival, Denton, TX
2nd Animation Marathon, Athens, Greece
Croydon International Film and Video Festival, Croydon, UK (Runner-up Animation)
International Short Film Festival and Art Diseases, Valencia, Spain (Honorable Mention)
Fargo Film Festival, Fargo, ND
Athens International Film Festival, Athens, OH
Wisconsin International Film Festival, Madison, WI (Golden Badger Winner)
We Care Film Festival, New Delhi, India
Moore Women Artists: Women in Animation Film Festival, Philadelphia, PA