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Evan Briggs

County: King County



Grants for Artist Projects 2013
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Evan Briggs has directed and produced several short films that have premiered at film festivals all over the country. Currently she is directing her first feature-length film, while also working as a producer for award-winning director Stephanie Wang-Breal on a documentary about the child welfare system. She has taught at the Digital Media Academy and the Seattle Film Institute, and produces video content for organizations such as Seattle Children’s Hospital and Facebook. Evan holds an M.F.A. in Documentary Film and Video from Stanford University. She lives with her husband and two young sons.

Evan received a 2013 GAP to fund her feature documentary project, Here and Now. This is a character-driven story, which focuses on the relationships formed between the residents of the Providence Mount Saint Vincent assisted living facility (PMSV) and the children who attend the Intergenerational Learning Center (ILC) housed within it. It is a story, at once simple and intricate, about the poetry that lies in the day-to-day interactions between the very young and the very old — those at the beginning of life and those nearing the end — and ultimately, what those relationships can reveal to us all about the way we live now.

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