© 2015 Abigail Severance

PUMP

narrative | 17 min | 1999 | color, 16mm | live action & animation

A darkly comic tale of the heart and how it might be more than the sum of its parts. Pump was Severance’s debut film and screened at over 60 festivals worldwide, winning five best short awards.

 

Ann Arbor Film Festival – Best Gay/Lesbian Short
Bay Area Now 2, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Black Maria Festival – Director’s Citation Award
Chicago Lesbian & Gay Film Festival – Best Short
Sensory Perceptions, Portland – Best Short

University of Oregon Queer Festival - First Prize for Fiction

 

"Pump is a whimsical, bright and rollicking ride through one poor girl’s fall from the curb of love." --Michelle Tea, SF Bay Time

"Fresh, inventive storytelling...A multi-dimensional, colorful piece." Just Out, October 2000​

"Glorious and comic." London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

"Most promising filmmaker in this year’s fest." In-Step News

 

 

 

​CAST/CREW

featuring > Tara Jepsen, Sara Seinberg, Al Lujan
writer + director > Abigail Severance
producers > Vicki McClure + Ariella Ben-Dov
cinematography > Joplin Wu
production design > Anne Marie Hamill
editor > Laurie Schmitt
sound edit + design > Elisa Hurwitz
music supervisor > Sara Shortt
prosthetics > Divi Crockett + Antoine Roldan
animation > Abigail Severance + Ariella Ben-Dov
stills > Rebecca Bausher

SELECTED SCREENINGS
Ann Arbor Film Festival - Best Gay/Lesbian Short
Bay Area Now 2, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Black Maria Film Festival - Director's Citation
Los Angeles Film Festival
Hamptons International Film Festival
Women in the Director’s Chair, Chicago
Chicago Intl Lesbian & Gay Film Festival - Best Short
London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
British Film Institute’s UK Tour (26 cities)
Verzaubert Tour, Germany (5 cities)
Film Arts Festival, San Francisco
Int’l Fest of Independent Cinema, Buenos Aires
Sao Paolo International Festival of Short Films
Mix Experimental Festival, New York
Cork Intl Film Festival, Ireland
Sensory Perceptions, Portland - Best Short
Tokyo International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
San Francisco Int’l Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Dublin Lesbian & Gay Festival, Ireland