Director Biography – Darby Bailey (MITTA HAS BEEN MASKING)

For the past 20 years Darby has been a voiceover actor in the tech sector for Fortune 100 and 500 companies, heard billions of times worldwide as a voice of IoT.

As a musician and music publisher, her music has appeared in film and television on NBC, E!, and Oxygen, through Universal Music and her production company, Pip Projects, Inc.

She holds a BA in Creative writing from Antioch University Los Angeles, an MBA-IT from Western Governor’s University, and a Graduate Certificate in Information Systems from the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. She serves as the Director of Technology for Utah Women in Film and Television.

She is currently a PhD student at Regent University, where she is researching interdisciplinary entertainment education media narratives to include child-robot interaction.

Director Statement

As a research student pursuing a PhD, I am exploring transmedia and edutainment for children, youth and families, focusing on mental health, literacy and the economics of the creative and working classes.

I was diagnosed with autism in 2019 after a brief stint of mild psychosis, a lifetime of dissociating, masking and depression and other common elements for those on the autism spectrum. This film represents my state as I came out of that life transition and back into allowing myself to create visual content in a more personal and reflective way.

I attempt to create through my experience. I use minimal scripting to allow my own experience to overlap onto the narrative. As a therapeutical tool, I hope to maintain a level of entertainment and interest, while spurring investigative thought for my audience.

By under5minutefilmfestival

The quarterly festival that focuses on the greatest under 5 minute short films from around the world. Films get showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival and receive an audience moderation video on their short.

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