"My living and working experiences have given me diverse perspectives on world affairs. And through my interiority, my introspection strengthened after retrospection."
I am Ann Huang, poet, visual artist, filmmaker, and managing director of Saffron Splash Media, a production house for art films headquartered in Newport Beach, California. I was born in China, raised in Mexico, and educated in the US.
The lives of three friends become complicated when facing choices of love, friendship, need and reciprocity. Everything is hung on a thin string-- from the desire to love, to dream, to face life's disarrays, and then to settle on an unexpected destiny.
Palpitations of dust
Over the past three years, we made five award-winning films. The Pines of Spring (our 3rd film) is now part of LOSS, a timely Exhibition by Woman Made Gallery. Indelible Winter (our second film) won the Best Experimental Film at the Prince of Prestige Academy Award. Our debut film, Palpitations of Dust, won the Best Film Award at the LA Film & Script Festival. Sparse (our fourth film) won the nomination at BLOWUP - International Art-house FILM FEST. In the Desert of Eternity, our fifth film, has become a finalist for the Best Short Film or Documentary in the 12th TASTE AWARDS Film, Television and Video Competition.
We started making each film at the start of every season, showcasing the relationship between meta-cinema and my dreams. Our target audience is predominantly women between the ages of 14 to 44 who have a deep appreciation for poetry, humanitarian efforts in public policy, civil rights, world equality, and solidarity. The poem films are based on my published poems and real dreams. They are auteur-driven, directed by and about women and femininity, which is scarce in today’s world.
I embrace the opportunities as they come and yet become critical about things that could harm our humanity at large.
These experimental films are to be styled as New Wave projects, hindering beauty from humanity and solidarity and all things encompassing, especially from the feminine aspects of seeing the worldly inequalities and challenges.
When I create, I think out of the box and believe the multi-vocal art media (including poetry, painting, visual art, and film) are in line with each other when non-diegetic elements are at play. I am univocal about current social geopolitical issues that have to deal with empathy and renewing possibilities.
I wanted to make the films to replicate dreams by offering a variety of images that can be both complementary and conflicted to the meaning of the poems.
The dreamscapes of a director and her protagonist juxtapose as the life and fate of both women take their toll, merging on and off screen through waves of cinema.
The pines of spring
This open form seeks answers from the audience, allowing them to dive deeper into their subconscious to be in sync with their thought process.
By overlaying jump-cuts and repeated images; distorted frames, color schemes and dissonant music pieces as stylized cinematography and editing choices; this open form seeks answers from the audience, allowing them to dive deeper into their subconscious to be in sync with their thought process.
Prize Ribbon (1)
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