and you can see Kerry project her films Thrs 5/19 at the SF Cinematheque's 50th Anniversary fundraiser with MONEY MARK. @111 minna http://www.brownpapertickets.c...
Best Filmmaker Without a Pixar Contract (Yet) - 2011
The brilliant experimental filmmaker Kerry Laitala is a conjurer, summoning vestigial image-remnants from ancient films and, applying her singular skills in divine manipulation, evoking the fantastical world of jagged dreams, faded realities, and shadowy fairy tales. Working with the endangered material of celluloid, she constructs handcrafted gems that explode with fantastical associations. The great contradiction embodied in her oeuvre is precisely what makes her such a singular, important artist: She devotes endless, painstaking hours to works for transient, temporal movie-going experiences. Laitala will never be co-opted or corralled by any latter-day animation companies. After all, what do they know about film?