A sci-fi film born in the near future

CELIA C. PETERS: director statement


I am a filmmaker and visual artist exploring the horizons of character-driven work that features an organic spectrum of rich stories that reflect the world around us. The foundation of my work lies in the psychology and emotional density of the human experience. I want to create art that challenges people's expectations, provokes thought, elicits emotion and somehow leaves them more alive.

I believe that creativity leads us along a path of evolution and I’m captivated by the way narratives, whether in film or visual art, create emotional experiences.  My desire is to engage the audience with a beguiling combination of imagery, concept and character. The ability to record visual images and sound is mystical for me because the act defies our notion of time itself: living moments that no longer exist are forever preserved. Whether narrative, documentary or experimental, my motion picture work tends to emerge through the vehicle of character. Equally so, in creating graphic art, I am also on a quest to evoke emotion through a visual narrative. Visual imagery is endlessly fascinating to me, because of its power to convey the commonality of the human experience. My goal as an artist is to grab onto what is universal amongst us and move forward through this human experience until I reach new horizons.