Interview with Filmmaker Olivia Adelman (BOXED)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

BOXED was the winner of BEST FILM at the September 2020 Dance & Music Festival.

1. What motivated you to make this film?

While I was studying abroad in a foreign country, I was sexually assaulted. For months I was unable to truly process what had happened. Over time, I grew to become much more aware of sexual assault and harrassment in my life, whether that be on my college campus, through catcallers, or within the experiences of my peers. I developed this film not only to cope with my own experience, but also to facilitate greater awareness of sexual assault in society.

2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this short?

BOXED was completed over an eight month period. I came up with the concept late in the summer of 2019 for my Senior Comprehensive Project and spent about…

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