Artist Interviews

Artist Interviews

Dialogues with select artists featured in "World on Fire" Supernova Digital Animation Festival 2020

Here what artists participating in Supernova have to say about their work, Supernova, digital animation and life. Learn a ton along the way.

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Artist Interviews
  • Interview with Sarah Banks

    A discussion with Sarah Banks, Director of "I think god is a cloud," one of the Silent Screen compositions for Supernova 2020, as well as "Tunnel of Love" from the program Space Dust curated by Snow Yunxue Fu.

  • Interview with Sine Özbilge

    Sine Özbilge is the winner of Supernova 2020's coveted Grand Prize Award in the Competition program, for her delirious animation #21xoxo

    Festival Founder and Creative Director Ivar Zeile caught up with Sine shortly following the announcement of the award.

  • Interview with Huckleberry Hax

    A discussion with Huckleberry Hax, director of "STÖMOL," selected for Supernova 2020 "Competition" program.

    Huckleberry Hax is a pioneering author focused on the virtual world Second Life, where he has been a resident since 2007. In 2020 he has released his first feature film STÖMOL, shot entir...

  • Interview with Tim Ross

    A discussion with Tim Ross, director of "The Last Page of Summer," the first ever feature film selected for Supernova 2020 "Competition" program.

  • Interview with Molly Murphy

    A discussion with Molly Murphy, director of "A Hole," selected for Supernova 2020 "World on Fire" program.

  • Interview with Alice Scope

    Alice Scope discusses "Webtaura" and her work curating digital media with Denver Digerati Education Director Sharifa Moore. The animation will screen in the Supernova program Everything Abstract Experimental, released here on Supernova.video on September 9th.

  • Interview with Tizzy Canucci

    Tess Baxter, aka Tizzy Canucci, discusses her Supernova 2020 World on Fire entry "Out of isolation came forth light,' and work in Second Life, the focus of her PhD submitted in 2020. Baxter visited Denver from the UK for Supernova 2019 as a Competition entrant, and has been a part of Supernova pr...

  • Interview with Patrick Henry

    Patrick Henry discusses "The Brute Creation" and aspects of his career with Denver Digerati Education Director Sharifa Moore. The animation will screen in the Supernova program World on Fire, released here on Supernova.video on September 20th.

  • Interview with Tim Burcham

    Tim Burcham discusses his Silent Screen composition, "We Will Make It Out Of This Alive," made for Supernova 2020 World on Fire, as well as other topics pertinent to life in a pandemic and within the University setting.

    Burcham's work, and that of over 20 other artists contributing to Silent S...

  • Interview with Valentina Ferrandes

    A discussion with Valentina Ferrandes, Director of "The Beautiful One Has Come," selected for Supernova 2020 "Everything Abstract Experimental" program. Ferrandes also discusses "Victory" which will be showing in Supernova's Silent Screen live program on September 19th on Downtown Denver's public...

  • Interview with Corrie Francis Parks

    A discussion with Corrie Francis Parks, Director of "Foreign Exchange" selected for Supernova 2020 "Director's Choice" program. Program will be released on September 22nd here on supernova.video

    Corrie has also reformatted "Foreign Exchange" as one of this year's Silent Screen program animations...

  • Interview with Joo Young Lee

    A discussion with Joo Young Lee, Director of "Body Keeps the Score," selected for Supernova 2020 "Competition" program. Program will be released on September 19th here on supernova.video

    Joo Young Lee also contributes the animation "Meondong: Dawning" made for Supernova's Silent Screen program,...

  • Interview with David Bennett

    A discussion with David Bennett, Director of "Artifacts" and "Remind to Remember" both selected for Supernova 2020 "Everything Abstract Sonic" program. Program will be released on September 9th here on supernova.video

    David Bennett's animations have been featured in Supernova previously since 20...

  • Interview with Sean Capone

    A discussion with Sean Capone, previous Supernova competition award winner and the director of "Theo Tw'awki," selected for Supernova 2020 "World on Fire" program. Sean is also one of 10 artists commissioned in 2020 for Night Lights Denver animations, to be presented on the D&F Clock Tower in Dow...

  • Interview with Heather Crank

    A discussion with Heather Crank, previous Supernova Festival entrant 2017 - 2019 and one of 10 artists commissioned for Night Lights Denver animations in 2020, to be presented on the D&F Clock Tower in Downtown Denver nightly starting September 3rd.

  • Interview with Azalia Muchransyah

    A discussion with Azalia Muchransyah, director of "Bearddemic," selected for Supernova 2020 "World on Fire" program. Program will be released on September 20th here on supernova.video

  • Jon Portman Interview

    A discussion with Jon Portman, Director of "Malady of Mine," selected for Supernova 2020 "Competition" program. Program will be released on September 19th here on supernova.video

  • Interview with Cassie Shao

    Supernova Director Ivar Zeile speaks with emerging artist Cassie Shao about her dreams, involvement in Supernova festivals 2017-2019 and her burgeoning career. The interview took place in early April 2020, shortly after the US Lockdown due to Covid19.

  • Special Lab Gab Interview with Huckleberry Hax

    This video has been provided courtesy of Lab Gab, a talk show which features events, destinations, and different talents from the virtual world of Second Life. It's hosted by Strawberry Linden who is a Marketing Content Specialist for Linden Lab.

    Second Life artists make huge advances this year ...