Debris - Escombros
Director: Mary-Lyn Chambers
Producer: Katherine Borda, Codie Oliver, and Stephen Love, Jr.
Writer: Mary-Lyn Chambers
Cinematographer: Ludovica Isidori
Editor: Franzis Muller
Synopsis: Caught in the gears of the 2014 US immigration crisis, when over 52,000 unaccompanied minors crossed the border, twelve-year old Ana arrives at an immigration detention center with nothing but the clothes on her back, her mute, younger brother, and a treasured music box. She soon finds that seeking safety will cost more than she bargained for.
Screening Time: 12:15 pm
Sunday, September 25th, 2016
Web Site: www.debristhefilm.com
Director: Mary-Lyn Chambers is an award-winning filmmaker born in Suva, Fiji, and raised in Wellington, New Zealand. Her politically awake, artistic and compassionate childhood informed her career path in film and the exploration of affecting change.
As a writer/producer/director, Chambers has made four short films, The Twenty Seventh Hour, The Rain Has Forgotten US, In Confidence, and most recently, Debris. She is currently developing her first feature film as writer/director, entitled Something Pretty Between Us, set in modern-day Qatar. Chambers was named a Film Independent Project Involve Fellow in directing and short listed for the 2015 AFI Directing Workshop for Women. Debris won "Best International Short" at the Manchester International Film Festival and the 2016 Alliance of Women in Media Genii award for "Best Dramatic Short Film".
As an event producer, Chambers has worked with many prestigious festivals including the Los Angeles Film Festival, the Starz Denver International Film Festival and the Doha Tribeca Film Festival, in Qatar. Between 2004 and 2013, Chambers worked on the operations logistics team for the Independent Spirit Awards and eventually became the Associate Producer.
She currently resides in Los Angeles, California and maintains strong ties to New Zealand and Qatar.