This movie will be played on:
All screenings will take place at
COLLEGE OF THE DESERT | POLLOCK THEATER
43500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert, CA
Hyphen is a magic realist, short fiction film based on the director’s own memories and experiences. It follows four character versions on a transformative chronicle: Mimi, Maia, Mia, Ria. They learn to use imaginative forms of art, dance, and music to realize each of their dreams, fears, and achievements. Conjuring the impalpable power of creativity, they are able to overcome different challenges to create their own identities past cultural and gender expectations.
Maria Servellón is an award-winning filmmaker, multimedia artist, educator, and arts advocate from Boston, MA. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Japanese from the University of Massachusetts Boston, and her Master of Fine Arts in Film and Media Art from Emerson College. Her focus is film and photography, frequently dabbling in video installation art, digital art, drawing, painting, and design as well. A recurring theme in her work is the exploration of relations between art, music, and dance in a synaesthetic approach.
Maria’s latest and most successful short film is Hyphen (2018). Her work has exhibited and screened in Boston, NYC, and LA thus far. Along with art, she enjoys singing, dancing, acting, martial arts, and traveling. She was named one of 2018’s “Latinos 30 Under 30” by El Mundo Boston and is a New England Film Star Award finalist for 2019.
I am a visual explorer and storyteller who uses film, photography, design, music, and dance to express stories, theories, and truths. From a young age, I have created complex characters, movement, and visual concepts to satisfy my curiosity about the world and help me understand my relationship with it.
My artwork is a conscious and intuitive exploration of an intersectional self-identity using different visual and historical influences. Using memories and dreams, I pay homage to many culturally fluid inspirations and ideologies that I feel strong connections to.
My artmaking odyssey aims to continue transcending pre-established norms and to reincarnate itself between different physical forms. These culminations solidify the bridge of mutual understanding and connection between myself and audiences.