Join us at CSV on Wednesday, Feb 25th as a CSV residents Keesic Douglas, Celeste Koon discuss their creative process. Keesic and Celeste will talk about their current projects, media art, and how they move from an idea or vision to a fully realized (and funded) project. They will also screen some of their past work.
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Working in children's media and entertainment has always been Celeste's dream. She has a vivid imagination and a creative outlook on the world, which she brings to her work. Celeste has written, directed and designed two independently produced children's shorts: Paper Princes, Gypsies, and the Boy With No Return Address (2009) and The Intergalactic Space Adventures of Cleo and Anouk (2012). Both films played at numerous international film festivals across the globe. In 2013, Celeste wrote, directed and designed two segments for Season 44 of PBS's Sesame Street: 'A' is for Adventure and 'O' is for Ocean. Celeste also has five years of experience working on various industry television and film productions in the art department and recently worked with Radical Sheep Productions developing children and youth properties, while at the same time writing 44 scripts for their preschool show Can You Imagine That. Currently she is the Reel Asian Film Festival/Charles Street Video Artist is Resident.
Keesic is an Ojibway artist from the Mnjikaning First Nation in central Ontario. He specializes in the mediums of photography and video. His work has been exhibited across Canada and the US. Keesic focuses on issues surround his Native heritage in his photo and video work. His video The Vanishing Trace recently won Best Short Documentary at the 2007 imagineNATIVE Film Festival in Toronto. His video War Pony showed at the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2009 in Germany. Some of his photographic works are currently in a group show in Prague, Czech Republic. The 2013 CSV/imagineNATIVE Artist in Resident.