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#tbt to the wooded parking lot of my NC home
(aka the setting for my linkedin photo for the past few years)

In a wave of movie-like serendipity revolving around movies, I transitioned from studying early Italian Renaissance frescoes to contemporary film. I started with a BA with Honors from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, with majors in Art History and Political Science. Upon a chance gig with travelling film festival Campus Movie Fest and an invitation to Cannes, I committed to the moving image.

I’m primarily interested in animated depictions of the everyday. I am also keen on theorizing spatial modes of viewing to the shifting screen-based/new media-scape, focusing on up-and-coming technologies like virtual reality. When it comes to reviews, I’m most comfortable writing about animation and Korean cinema – but I’m especially fond of looking out for emerging talent and women directors.

I currently cover films and festivals for press sites Cineuropa, Asian Movie Pulse, and TAKE ONE. I’m also a MA candidate in the History of Art at The Courtauld Institute of Art with the concentration, “Documentary reborn: Photography, film and video in global contemporary art.”

Should you have any art, film, or London-related suggestions, please let me know! I can be reached vis-a-vis email (gracehahahan@gmail.com) and Twitter @gracehahahan.