OVERVIEW
"Braingirl" is a nine-episode animated series about a mutant-cute girl who wears her insides on the outside, literally. Braingirl and her hapless sidekick Bagboy live in a world of externalized emotion, where little is hidden yet nothing is what it appears to be.

" Braingirl" is part experimental film and part pop culture blast; it explores how cartoons manifest our secret fears and desires upon the body – the instantaneous delight of accident and recovery available only in an animated world, where anything is physically possible. "Braingirl" uses the languages of clip art, interface design, and instruction manuals to turn a bit of the world inside out.

The series evolved on the web over a three year period. “Braingirl” was created with Macromedia Flash and is distributed on DVD.


EXHIBITION HISTORY
2003
bitforms gallery
2002
Manley Screenworks, Australia
Blur02 New York
Sundance Film Festival
2001
Rotterdam Film Festival
Ars Electronica
M2/MTV Networks (licensed for interstitial)
undergroundfilm,com, New York
submarine network, Netherlands
2000
ResFest tour
RSUB (razorfish subnetwork)
AWARDS
2000
Macromedia Site of the Day, Aug. 28th for “Braingirl”
First Prize, Flash Attack Award, BerlinBETA festival


PRESS
-> click here for press in .pdf format


DOCUMENTATION
-> click here for Braingirl web site


CREDITS
Created, Directed and Animated by Marina Zurkow Music and Sound: Lem Jay Ignacio
Additional Writing: Evan Fischer, Eric Tartakoff
"Zolac" Theme Song: John Shmersal
Voices:
Braingirl: Emily Twomey
Bagboy: Bee Aniram
Mommy: Michael Portnoy
Doctor, Pharmacist: Anthony Veneziale
Nurse, Woman, Robodog: Nancy Nowacek
Man: Chris Newmeyer
Neuroses: D. Sardy


DISTRIBUTION INFO
"Braingirl" is available on DVD.
Limited edition of 250 signed copies available for $75.00 from bitforms gallery
or contact Marina Zurkow for preview copies.

 

©2000-2003 Marina Zurkow