I’m interested in exploring time and memory using experimental approaches ranging from ethnography to magical realism.
Turkish-American director and cinematographer Shevaun Mizrahi received her M.F.A. from the Graduate Film Program at NYU. Her debut documentary DISTANT CONSTELLATION premiered at Locarno Festival 2017 winning the Jury Special Mention Award. Shevaun shot and directed DISTANT CONSTELLATION as a one-woman crew over a 6 year period. The film was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and included in Film Comment’s “Best Undistributed Films of 2017.” For many years, Shevaun worked as an assistant to cinematographer Ed Lachman. In 2015, she was selected by Filmmaker Magazine as one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film and prior to that she was a Marcie Bloom Fellow in Film, via Sony Pictures Classics. DISTANT CONSTELLATION has been screened at BFI London Film Festival, IDFA, Jeonju International Film Festival (Best Picture Prize), the Viennale (FIPRESCI Critics Prize), Seville European Film Festival (New Waves Non-Fiction Award), Göteborg Film Festival and BAMcinemaFest, among other venues. Her work has been supported by the IFP Documentary Lab & Forum, !f Istanbul DocLab, the True/False Catapult Lab, and the Turkish New Film Fund. Shevaun has been awarded a Guggenheim fellowship in 2018.