This World is Not My Own
For most of her life, Nellie Mae Rowe made art in obscurity in her home outside of Atlanta. Six years before her death, a wealthy gallerist introduced her work to the art world.
Over four acts, "This World is Not My Own" traces the lifespan of an artist who struggles to dedicate her life to art while exploring the personal and political events that shaped her singular body of work. The film mixes traditional documentary techniques with animations and scripted scenes based on Nellie Mae Rowe quotes.
In sets that reimagine Nellie’s home, actress Uzo Aduba, embodies an animated 3D character based on Nellie’s likeness. Her recorded dialogue, movements, and song make Nellie come to life.
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Petter Ringbom, Marquise Stillwell
Dream Hampton, Marquise Stillwell
Ruchi Mital, Petter Ringbom
Princess A. Hairston
Uzo Aduba, Amy Warren
Co-Producers: Eliza Jones, Markus Waltå, VFX - Character Animation: Andreas Wiklund, VFX Producer: Sigfrid Söderberg