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.
- Jan Balster
- Jenn Strom
- Ben Lovett
- AUTLOOK FILMSALES
- CURIOSITY PICTURES
(Erin Derham) ... executed it to perfection.
Lyrical, poignant, and beautiful.
As rich in visual splendor as it is insight and information about this long-misunderstood art form.
STUFFED is adding to the collection of beautifully and visually stunning films out there.
Beautifully displays an insightful cabinet of curiosities.
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.