Elizabeth sees: behind the scenes



This hand drawn animation is a portrait of a blind woman with only a tiny pinhole of vision and how she uses her limited vision, her sketchbook, and technology to piece together the world around her, one piece at a time. It is an animation full of visual play that is ultimately about the need we all have to visualize the big picture even though we can only understand small details. 



Best Animation Female Eye Film Festival                      

Best Animated Work Santa Cruz Film Festival

Gold Best Animated Documentary DOC LA

Best Animated Short                    Cinema on the Bayou

RECENT Screenings

Oct 8, 2018- Hamptons International Film Festival, East Hampton, New York

Oct 6, 2018- Tacoma Film Festival, Tacoma, Washington

Oct 4, 2018- Santa Cruz Film Festival, Santa Cruz, California

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Animation World Network: Elizabeth Sees: How we often see the bigger picture

meet the team


val magarian

Val Magarian is a painter and animator living in Kitchener, Ontario, in Canada. She grew up in the Utah desert, coastal California, and the highlands of Guatemala. Her work explores the people and places she knows best, as well as the strange twists and turns that bring people together. Val holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and works as an educator at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Her most recent animation, Elizabeth Sees, was made possible by grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council.


Emily Corwin

Emily Corwin is an investigative reporter and editor at Vermont Public Radio. She's won awards for reporting on a women's prison, and for her contribution to a series about the income and opportunity gap in New Hampshire. Emily studied music composition and cello performance at the California Institute of the Arts, and has a love of both sound and storytelling.

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abby posner

Abby Posner has composed music for commercials/TV, films, and radio shows all over the globe (including The Film Old Fashioned, This American Life Radio, The Art of More, and Last Tango in Halifax to name a few). Posner appeared in two episodes of GLEE on season four playing banjo and guitar, and was in an episode of Frontlines: famous in love playing banjo.  Posner has also scored two feature documentaries.

Abby Posner formed her project ‘Abby and The Myth’ in 2014 and they have taken LA by storm with their catchy indie folk songs. The Myth released their EP “Ghosts and Frames” April - 2015.  They recently had a residency at the famous Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, and have a new album out called When You Dig a Well.