Interview: ACS Magazine Special Edition Time-Based Media Issue
The Arts Paper, "Nasty Women Hit The Screen"
" With a huge team, directors Mira Steinzor, Christina Schnabel, and Rie Ito-Hiraka awe with Segmented Sleep, a short that employs photo collage, time-lapse video and surrealist visuals to create something wonderfully twisted, upsetting and macabre."
-Lucy Gellman, The Arts Paper
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three short films.
Segmented Sleep is collaboration between three filmmakers: Christina Schnabel, Rie Ito-Hiraka, and Mira Steinzor. It is a series of three short films focused on femininity, various states of consciousness, and magical realism. It draws inspiration from a variety of sources: 60s French pop music, Lolita fashion, fairy tales, and religious/cultural iconography.
Christina, Mira and Rie shared equally demanding and shifting roles in the production process - directing, set design, editing, camera work, and sound design. The group challenged themselves to be resourceful with their materials, often fashioning props and set pieces by hand out of found objects, spending days transforming empty rooms into abstract, dream-like spaces.
Mira Steinzor is from Burlington, Vermont. She attended the BFA Film and Video Program at the City College of New York, where her thesis film The Sorceress won best technical production in their student award ceremony. She lives in Manhattan and works at City College in their MPS Branding + Communications Program, and as a freelance photographer/videographer.
Mira’s favorite pastimes are shooting on medium format film, playing classical violin, and cooking. She is deeply inspired by the works of the cinematographer Christopher Doyle and stop-motion animation director Jan Svankmejer.
Christina Schnabel has only ever really thrived surrounded by water. She was born and raised in Guam, living in a culture at odds between its matrilineal origins and its inescapable ties to American colonialism.
Christina attended City College of New York and received a BFA in Film and Video.
She still resides in NYC and works at Vimeo in Quality Assurance.
She is in the annoying stages of a major breakthrough and believes that capitalism is inherently violent.
Rie Ito-Hiraka is a freelance film/video editor from Japan. She studied French Literature at the Gakusyuin University in Tokyo, where she was influenced by a French novelist, Marguerite Duras. In 2006, she studied filmmaking at the City College of New York where her film “Naked Dolls” won the award for Best Experimental Short.
After graduating in 2011, she started her career as a video editor. In addition to corporate & promotional videos, she works on documentaries and has edited 19 episodes for a weekly 24-minutes documentary series for DaAi TV, the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation's television station in Taiwan. She currently lives in Japan.
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