Benita Raphan: Shorts
Imprint recently assembled a profile of Benita Raphan. Starting with her graduation from SVA which lead to grad school in London. The article looks at her film work, from “The Immediate Subject “(1986), a tribute to her mentor, the graphic designer Andrzej Klimowski to her most current project “Pete the Dog,” a film about her own life.
“It’s a true story about living in the middle of one of the largest cities in the world and going broke on a wonderful ASPCA dog that is afraid of people and sounds,” she says. “I thought that I was going to have a happy-go-lucky jogging partner. Little did I realize I was adopting the greatest companion an artist could have—except for the people-and sound-deal. I want to use the film to help raise awareness of canine behavioral issues, knowing that this is a growing problem worldwide.”