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Indie Film Project: I Am Maris
Hotel Paradox
Santa Cruz, CA
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Indie Film Project: I Am Maris
I Am Maris

Language : English
Runtime : 54 mins.

Synopsis: Tormented by mental illness and hospitalized for life-threatening anorexia nervosa, a teenage girl confronts her buried emotions through yoga. Mariss recovery story is told in her own words and those of her friends, parents, and therapist. Her journey from despair to self-acceptance is illustrated through vivid animation based on her haunting artwork and writing.  

Filmmaker Bio : Laura VanZee Taylors narrative and documentary films have been selected by festivals including Hollywood Film Festival, Austin Shorts Fest, and the Academy Award-qualifying LA Shorts Fest. Her passions include arts education, mental health awareness, and the stories of women and children. Before devoting herself to filmmaking, she spent a decade working for Hallmark Cards as a Creative Strategist and Editorial Director. She is a graduate of The San Francisco School of Filmmaking and holds a Masters Degree in Theatre from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Bachelors Degree from Lewis and Clark College.

Meet the filmmakers at the private happy hour from 5:30 - 6:30 in the Hotel Paradox Grove Room

Film screening at 7:00 followed by Q&A with the filmmakers and subject of the film.


Hotel Paradox (View)
611 Ocean St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
United States


Film > Movies

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: The Santa Cruz Film Festival
On BPT Since: Sep 07, 2017
Santa Cruz Film Festival

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