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DIEORAMA

Kevin Staake

Abigail Goldman spends her work days as an investigator for a public defender’s office in Washington state, helping people who are seriously in trouble—which can mean hours of staring at grisly pictures of crime scenes, visiting morgues, even observing autopsies. By night, she dreams up gruesome events, which she then turns into tiny, precise dioramas. Rife with scenes of imminent death and brutal dismemberment, the fruits of Goldman’s painstaking labor would be adorable … if they weren’t so disturbing. In this new documentary short, we follow along as Goldman brings her miniature worlds of murder and mayhem to life with tweezers, paint, and resin, and meet the people who just can’t get enough of her twisted visions—where the final touch is always, in the artist’s words, “two or three brushstrokes of red paint.”

Found my new hobby! I find it fascinating how people that deal with horrendous crime during the day process what they see on a day to day basis. Kevin Staake made a documentary that is wholly unique in its subject matter and I love it. — Becky M (Festival Director)

DETAILS

CATEGORY

Documentary

RUNTIME

10 min

COUNTRY

USA

LANGUAGE

English

TAGS

Documentary, True Crime

DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHY

A first time director based in Brooklyn, NY, Kevin Staake is also Head of Production at Pomp&Clout, a production company specializing in commercials, music videos and original content. Growing up on the beaches of Cape Cod, Kevin’s head is most at home in the clouds, while safely tethered to the earth. When he’s not overseeing the nitty-gritty of productions from sea to shining sea, he’s developing multiple long-form series and features, feeding the ever-hungry soul.

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Available to watch on demand from August 22-29, 2020


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CREDITS

Director: Kevin Staake


Executive Producers: Ryen Bartlett, Ryan Staake


Producer: Ryen Bartlett


Cinematographer: Kristian Zuniga, Bob Blankemeier


Editor: Joe Siegel


Sound Designer: Neil Koperek


Music: Davis Jones

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