Artist in Residence – Jaime Ekkens

Jaime Ekkens has worked for some of the biggest names in television and media in New York including Yahoo!, Hearst, CBS News, Nickelodeon, Refinery 29, ABC and NBC Sports. Having received a BFA from Kendall Collage of Art and Design in 2007, she moved to New York City and successfully pursued her MFA in Computer Arts at The School of Visual Arts. Her independent short films have been screened in international film festivals all over the globe and won numerous awards both in New York, Los Angeles and abroad.

My films tell very personal stories. They are documentary portraits and are very intimate, giving insight into the obvious struggles but also the inner life, hopes and deep feelings of the characters they follow. I think of my films as a collage. The style mimics the scrapbook nature of life.  Some will make you laugh, cry, break your heart and heal it.