Atelier Guest Artists

Kaz Phillips Safer

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Kaz Phillip Safer is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and theatrical video designer.

As a filmmaker, she has made three short films which have screened at festivals domestically and abroad, directed a handful of music videos, been the grateful recipient of fellowships and grants from the likes of AFI, Cinereach, Eastman Kodak and the Jerome Foundation, and won AFI’s Jean Picker Firstenberg Award for her 2010 short, MEGAFAUNA, now available on iTunes.

As a video designer she has presented work in France (Theatre de Chaillot, Paris; Les Subsistances, Lyon; Le Quartz, Brest), Poland, Denmark, Russia, Australia, the UAE, and across the US (American Repertory Theater, Cambridge MA; Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA) and has been the video artist in residence with internationally acclaimed, NYC-based dance theater company, Witness Relocation, since 2007.  Her video design work has been called “hallucinatory” by the New York Times, and described as “audio-visual anarchy” by New York Magazine.