Grounded By Reality

Digital Premiere: April 30, 2013

Filmmaker Bios

Phoebe BrownPhoebe BrownPhoebe Brown received an MFA in Photography from The Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design at Georgia State University in 2009. Phoebe works as a freelance producer and filmmaker in Atlanta, GA most recently as Associate Producer for Georgia Public Broadcasting's Augusta's Master Plan: From Sherman's March to Arnie's Army.

Phoebe's documentary 99 to 1: Ovarian Cancer and Me premiered at the 2008 Atlanta Film Festival, was chosen for the touring festival Southern Circuit showcasing outstanding independent filmmakers from the South, and has screened in festivals worldwide and was award the Jury Prize for Short Film in the 2009 Kos Health Film Festival in Greece. Phoebe's latest doc The Culinary Browns, an experimental exploration of her family history, premiered at the 2011 Provincetown Film Festival and is distributed online by SnagFilms.

Elizabeth StricklerProducer and media maker Elizabeth Strickler works as the Associate Director of Georgia State University's Digital Arts Entertainment Lab where she teaches Cross-media Design and Producing Emerging Media. The Digital Arts Entertainment Lab is an entertainment research and production facility located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Through industry and university partnerships, DAEL facilitates the creation, testing and marketing of digital media content. Elizabeth received a B.A. in Philosophy from Boston College, a B.S. in Computer Science and an MFA in Digital Filmmaking and Art from Georgia State University. She worked as a programmer for multiple Internet start-up companies before landing in academia.

Elizabeth's current new media documentary, The Cross Stitch Project, is a cross-media exchange between teens in the slums of Calcutta, India and teens in Atlanta, Georgia. Her previous narrative and documentary short films focus on the female and the Southern Gothic and have screened in numerous festivals including: The Rhode Island Film Festival, the Atlanta Film Festival, the Rio De Janeiro International Short Film Festival, Aarhaus Festival of Independent Arts Denmark and Cucalorus. Her new media work including Runaway:The Game and Time Laps have been presented in the University Film and Video Association's New Media exhibit and Consoling Passions.

Elizabeth is also the co-founder and curator of The Window Project, an outdoor, new media installation space facing the southern end of Woodruff Park from the windows of the Digital Arts Entertainment Laboratory (DAEL). The mission of project is to create a public art space that engages the community and enhances the Georgia State University campus and downtown Atlanta.