"dear Cari Ann:
thanks for stop a little in my music,
I visited your amazing personal web site. Congratulations! Beautiful works.
Feel free to use my music when and where you want.
Hope you stay in touch,
Saludos from Argentina,
Cari Ann Shim Sham* is an award winning filmmaker noted for her surreal visual style and precise manipulation of the edit. She’s presented work at the Joyce Soho, & Danspace in NYC, Highways Space, Redcat, The Brewery, The Henry Huang Theater and Bergamot Station in Los Angeles. She has recently collaborated with Lionel Popkin, Rachael Lincoln, Kyle Ruddick, Jia Wu, John Bishop and Lynn Dally. She works in the mediums of Dance for Camera, Multi Media, Installation and Documentary film. Her films are screening internationally. EMPAC Dance Movies Commission short-listed her in 2010, 2009, 2008 & 2007 grant cycles and she was the recipient of the Surdna Arts Teachers Fellowship in 2007 to study dance with Cudamani and make a film in Bali, Indonesia. She writes for the Screendance journal and is a member of the screening committee for Dance Camera West. Having taught workshops in Dance for Camera in Malaysia and in Los Angeles and guest lecturing on Dance for Camera at UCLA and UC Riverside in 2008, she is starting a media class for street artists, in Los Angeles.
She won Best Director from the Philadelphia First Glance Film Festival, Best Short Documentary from the St. Louis International Film Festival and a Special Mention from Dance Camera West for her newest film "SAND" which was also an Official Selection for this years prestigious Austin Film Festival. She's also won a Siver create award for Production/Post Production on "Are you for real?", the Jumping Frames 2008 Dance Video Award for Delicious Tree and also a finalist for Are You For Real, 2 Telly Awards on “My Big Break”-directed by Kyle Ruddick, and a Jury Shorts Award from Cinedans on “Are you for real?”. She was one of two Americans chosen to show work in the 2007 Dance Camera West International Film Screening at the Red Cat in 2007.
From 1995-2001 Cari Ann was Artistic Director of “Bitch Co.” an all female dance theater company, performing feminist based protest art extensively throughout the underground Los Angeles Art Gallery and Rave scene. As a Choreographer and Director her work has been seen at Highways, Bergamot Station, The Brewery, The Hatch, The Henry Huang Theater, The Ivy Substation, The Chance Theater, UCLA, and El Camino College. She has a BA and MFA in Choreography from the UCLA World Arts and Cultures Department She has trained with and performed for Victoria Marks and David Rousseve and studied film and video with John Bishop, Roberta Shaw and Thierry DeMey.
Places I Would Like To Visit
Asia, Africa, Austrailia
My Creative Influences & Favorite Artists
Wolfgang Almadeus Mozart
great to have another WACo! Welcome, Cari Ann. My guess is you came through Jaynie, yes? What a wonderful background you have, and what impressive achievements. Hope you will add videos of your work (cannot seem to view "Are You For Real"- but feel free to add under the "videos" tab. Great to have you here, I look forward to learning more about your work.