Miranda creates films with her paper silhouette puppetry both using a stop motion technique as well as with live shadow puppetry. Miranda loves commissions! Email her to customize your project along your artistic vision and budget.
Shadow Life: Shining Through Colorism and Depression
Miranda recieved a grant from GlassBreaker Films to create this short documentary on colorism and mental health featuring the incredible performer and healer Shaina Lynn Simmons. This internationally acclaimed work has been screened at over 13 festivals and won several awards including Bronze Jury Prize at the Social Justice Film Festival, Best short animated Documentary at Doc LA and was nominated for Best of NFMLA 2020. It will be screened in December 2021 as part of LACMA’s Black Joy and Resilience Series. It was produced by Maria F. Leon, Aubrey Aden-Buie and Elisa Gambino and interviews shot by Gavin V. Murray with music by Sabina Estrella and Elsa Lund. Watch the full film HERE.
Moon River Music Video
Miranda created this quirky stop motion music video about alien lovers on the moon for enchanting vocalist Christine Cornell. We think you'll enjoy this rendition of the Mancini/Mercer classic. Guitar and arrangement by Justin Rothberg, audio mixing by Peter Karl.
Zebedee Music Video
Miranda loved this collaboration with NYC based Indie artist Kohli Calhoun! This moody stop motion music video features Miranda's paper art and the beautiful music of Kohli Calhoun.
Health Education Outreach Video
Love In The Time of Toxicants is a live shadow puppetry video commissioned as part of a project of the CIRCLE (Center for Integrative Reasearch on Childhood Leukemia and the Environment) Community Outreach and Translation Core (COTC) at the University of California, Berkeley in collaboration with the Western States Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU). It is intended to create awareness of the role of pre-conception and prenatal environmental influences on the development of childhood leukemia and other diseases including developmental disabilities, asthma, and reproductive health.
There is more to see! Check out Miranda's Animation Reel HERE.