Director: Brittany Campbell
2020 | USA | 4m | English
An animated ode to Black queer femme love accompanies Brittany Campbell’s song “Champion.”
Starring: Brittany Campbell, Candace Quarrels
Playing in shorts program: The Kaleidoscope of the Black Gaze
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Brittany Campbell is a multidisciplinary artist currently based in Los Angeles California. She is an award winning animator, singer and actress- most recently releasing a powerful protest anthem and animation inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, “Matter.” The proceeds have been donated to organizations such as Abundant Beginnings, Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness and was highlighted in NPR’s We Insist: A Timeline Of Protest Music In 2020 as well as Democracy Now!
Campbell’s ambition has always been to merge and wield her musical and visual talents. Inspired by Bakshi, RuffMercy and Terry Gilliam, she will animate her first short speaking on the age of digital love, emotional affairs, and the significance of fantasy when it comes to affairs of the heart.
This is an animation I decided to make because I felt that the whole story wasn’t told by the song alone. Champion was made to be a statement. If I’m being completely honest, by celebrating the love I have been experiencing with my girlfriend so loudly, I wanted to directly challenge people who have said that same sex love making lacked the wholeness and diversity of sex with the opposite sex. I’m someone who has experienced a whole lot of both.Through this experience, I arrived at the conclusion that maybe love making, for me, has less to do with one’s genitalia and has everything to with soul connection. It’s that connection that inspires trust, creativity, flow, and the ultimate let go into Euphoria.