Interview with Filmmaker Haley Seppa (ATARAXIA)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

ATARAXIA, 15min., USA, Drama
Directed by Haley Seppa
Ataraxia is a film about 32-year-old female-bodied, queer identified photographer, Mickey, who, due to experiences with trauma and rape as a teenager, has built her adult life around making “safe” choices and hiding behind the lens of her camera. Until she meets Olivia, a 30 year old “straight” woman who pushes Mickey’s understanding on what it means to actually live and not just to survive.

Get to know the filmmaker:

1. What motivated you to make this film?

Many years ago I had the opportunity to read Diana Son’s play Stop Kiss and I spent many years afterwards thinking about how to best make an adaptation for film. The story stuck with me like a bug in the brain and (for me) that is a sign of really caring about an idea – so I invested in it.

2. From…

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