Program Faculty

Abigail Severance

Abigail Severance

Abigail Severance makes films in a range of forms, from narrative to abstract, which explore nostalgia, history, autobiography and the queer heart. Her work has screened at Sundance, The Broad Museum (L.A.), Ann Arbor Film Festival, Studio Museum Harlem, MIX LGBT Festival, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, among other venues. She has received a Fulbright, a Film Independent fellowship, and most recently a CalArts Research & Practice Grant for We the Devoted, a near-future narrative about borders and labor, made collaboratively with its ensemble cast. Abigail also occasionally collaborates with other artists & filmmakers as a cinematographer, most recently with Gary Mairs (Retreat), Jenni Olson (The Joy of Life and The Royal Road), Kadet Kuhne (Infinite Delay) and the artist Julie Tolentino (Eye Witness and Evidence). She is in post on Acadia, an essay film about nationalist nostalgia and queer origin stories, which she really hopes to finish soon.