Fwd: Update on My Life
2010 (28 min, experimental biography)
Director, Producer, Cinematographer & Editor
A hybrid live-action and animated documentary, Fwd: Update on My Life, pieces together the fascinating life story of Dr. Deanie French, a proto-cyberfeminist and pioneer of computer-mediated communication research and online learning who also struggled with bipolar disorder. Using a collection of interviews, personal emails, electronic greeting cards, and machinima footage, the film explores a complex psychological and professional relationship with the Internet and related technology. Alternating between and probing notions of the virtual and the real, Fwd: Update on My Life reflects upon our idea of reality as it nimbly navigates Dr. French's fluctuating perceptions of the universe.