Drizella (United States, 2 min 3 sec)

Directed by: Susan J. Chen

“Drizella” (2:06) is a video short inspired by the original story of Cinderella by the Brothers Grimm, and is portrayed from the evil step sister, Drizella’s perspective. In the Brothers Grimm story, Drizella is forced to cut off her toes to jam her feet into the golden (not glass) shoe. Symbolic visuals in this video brood the tension and forces surrounding her desperate decision. The shadow of the swaying tree is Cinderella’s mother, haunting Drizella. The birds in the original story peck out Drizella’s eyes. This is a video portrait of this “evil" character who may just be a bit misunderstood.