Stuffed

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    Stuffed

    Directed by

    USA, Canada

    2019

    85 min

    • English

    Documentary

    Told through the eyes and hands of acclaimed artists across the world, the film explores the diverse subculture of taxidermy where sculptors must also be scientists, seeing life where others only see death. From an all-female studio in Los Angeles to fine artists in the Netherlands, these passionate experts push creative boundaries. The film highlights a diversity of perspectives including an anatomical sculptor in South Africa and a big game taxidermist in Ohio. And, in an unexpected twist, STUFFED reveals the importance of preserving nature, using taxidermy as its unlikely vehicle, and the taxidermist as its wild driver.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cinematography
    Jan Balster
    Editing
    Jenn Strom
    Music
    Ben Lovett
    Sales
    AUTLOOK FILMSALES
    Production
    CURIOSITY PICTURES

    Press

    Gorgeously shot.

    Art Scene SA

    (Erin Derham) ... executed it to perfection.

    Ars Technica

    Lyrical, poignant, and beautiful.

    The Austin Chronicle

    As rich in visual splendor as it is insight and information about this long-misunderstood art form.

    Pajiba

    STUFFED is adding to the collection of beautifully and visually stunning films out there.

    Shuffle

    Beautifully displays an insightful cabinet of curiosities.

    Birth. Movies. Death.

    Erin Derham

    Erin Derham

    USA

    Erin is an international award winning Documentary Filmmaker who began her career editing and directing for PBS. After receiving an MA in Oral History, she founded History Boutique Films, a production company focused on exploring the human experience, telling stories about inspirational people. Her first film, BUSKIN' BLUES, attended over a dozen festivals and sold for world wide distribution in 2016. Erin has a career in storytelling, with close to 400 interviews conducted, and has just completed her largest film to date, STUFFED, a documentary about the art of taxidermy that premiered at SXSW 2019. Derham's passion for filmmaking is shown on screen by exploring the human experience and her creative edge is evident in all of her work.