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Beneath The Surface With Skin Diver Creator Katya Abedian | Part Two

July 07, 2019 Katya Abedian Season 1 Episode 7
Orms Air: The Orms Podcast
Beneath The Surface With Skin Diver Creator Katya Abedian | Part Two
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Orms Air: The Orms Podcast
Beneath The Surface With Skin Diver Creator Katya Abedian | Part Two
Jul 07, 2019 Season 1 Episode 7
Katya Abedian

This episode of Orms Air, the Orms Podcast is split into two parts, this is part two.

Join us as we dive beneath the skin of Katya Abedian; writer, producer and director of breath-taking short film Skin Diver

Referred to as an ode to the tender hearted, this coming-of-age short short sheds much needed light on the power hidden beneath the surface of the empathic at heart who are unapologetically themselves. 

In this episode of Orms Air, host Rachel Reeves and producer Jess Semple continue the conversation with Katya as she shares her creative beginnings, the female-centric future of the film industry and takes us on a journey to the well from which she draws creative enrichment.  

Haven’t watched Skin Diver? We would highly recommend that you do. Preferably on a screen bigger than your smartphone! It can be found on Vimeo with a simple title search or by following this link

In this episode Katya references the following books, films and creatives who enriched her childhood and her current creative journey:

The 2014 UNESCO study that Rachel references when the discussion turns to the representation of female creatives within the film industry can be found in this document by the National Film and Video Foundation here.

Katya shares with us a saying from her Baha'i upbringing relating to the power of equality, which can be found here.

Katya references the following creatives as being a part of her well of creative enrichment:

  • South African photographer and filmmaker Kristin Lee Moolman
  • South African photographer and creative Tony Gum
  • South African photographer Adriaan Louw
  • Singer Yoza Mnyanda of Darkie Fiction, you can find their music via their SoundCloud here
  • Allison Swank of The Swank Group
  • Writer, director and producer Jenna Cato Bass
  • Xavier Dolan as a constant inspiration in her work whose latest release Mommy Katya encourages everyone to watch immediately! Find out more about Xavier Dolan here.
  • Filmmaker Andrea Arnold and specifically her film American Honey
  • American filmmaker Ava DuVernay 
  • Terrance Malick and specifically his film The Tree of Life
  • Twelve Years a Slave by filmmaker Steve McQueen
  • Actress, director and writer 
Show Notes

This episode of Orms Air, the Orms Podcast is split into two parts, this is part two.

Join us as we dive beneath the skin of Katya Abedian; writer, producer and director of breath-taking short film Skin Diver

Referred to as an ode to the tender hearted, this coming-of-age short short sheds much needed light on the power hidden beneath the surface of the empathic at heart who are unapologetically themselves. 

In this episode of Orms Air, host Rachel Reeves and producer Jess Semple continue the conversation with Katya as she shares her creative beginnings, the female-centric future of the film industry and takes us on a journey to the well from which she draws creative enrichment.  

Haven’t watched Skin Diver? We would highly recommend that you do. Preferably on a screen bigger than your smartphone! It can be found on Vimeo with a simple title search or by following this link

In this episode Katya references the following books, films and creatives who enriched her childhood and her current creative journey:

The 2014 UNESCO study that Rachel references when the discussion turns to the representation of female creatives within the film industry can be found in this document by the National Film and Video Foundation here.

Katya shares with us a saying from her Baha'i upbringing relating to the power of equality, which can be found here.

Katya references the following creatives as being a part of her well of creative enrichment:

  • South African photographer and filmmaker Kristin Lee Moolman
  • South African photographer and creative Tony Gum
  • South African photographer Adriaan Louw
  • Singer Yoza Mnyanda of Darkie Fiction, you can find their music via their SoundCloud here
  • Allison Swank of The Swank Group
  • Writer, director and producer Jenna Cato Bass
  • Xavier Dolan as a constant inspiration in her work whose latest release Mommy Katya encourages everyone to watch immediately! Find out more about Xavier Dolan here.
  • Filmmaker Andrea Arnold and specifically her film American Honey
  • American filmmaker Ava DuVernay 
  • Terrance Malick and specifically his film The Tree of Life
  • Twelve Years a Slave by filmmaker Steve McQueen
  • Actress, director and writer