Otitis Media (2006) – Written and Directed by Nina Rota

Take a short trip through the body of an infant confined to a hospital nursery. Children in institutions have an unusually high instance of otitis media – inner ear infection.

Otitis Media was created painting with oil pastels on index cards.

Writer/Director/Animator Nina Rota
Composer Carolyn Stockbridge
Digital Processing James Olsen

Who Needs Hollywood (2000)-Written and directed by Nina Rota

Long before The Blair Witch Project, John Dorr took a B&W surveillance camera and Betamax deck and made what was probably the first feature-length film on video. This half-hour documentary looks at the movies he made and the work created at EZTV, the video arts center founded by John.

Who Needs Hollywood! screened at Getty’s Pacific Standard Time projectAnthology Film ArchivesPhiladelphia QFestChicago Underground Film FestivalNY Queer Experimental Film FestivalFace TV in New Zealand, and The New York Underground Film Festival, among other places.

Complete list of screenings

Director/Producer: Nina Rota
Composer: Carolyn Stockbridge
Photography: Julia Brandreth
Total Running Time: 28 minutes
Completion Date: February 2000

Sins of the Celebrity Father

My essay, Sins of the Celebrity Father, has been published in Inside Tennis.

A tennis blogger writes about Roscoe Tanner as he slides deeper into legal trouble over bounced checks and unpaid child support only to see her blog become a meeting ground for Roscoe’s fans, friends, and finally, his daughters. The maturity and eloquence of Roscoe’s daughters lead the blogger to rethink her relationship with her own absentee celebrity father.

Terminator Seed (2000) – Written and Directed by Nina Rota

Hang out with the police, protesters, and biotechnology activists at The National Democratic Convention in Los Angeles and find out what’s in those potato chips you’ve been eating.

How many people know that genetically altered foods have been on grocery store shelves in the United States since 1995?

You’ll also learn about the terminator seed, an infertile seed developed by Monsanto and the United States Department of Agriculture that requires farmers to buy new seed year after year after year.

Terminator Seed has traveled to 47 states and 34 countries including Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, Turkey, Malaysia and Kenya and won awards at Earth Vision and International SASÀ Award 2003 Film Festival.

Where Terminator Seed has traveled
List of screenings

Director/Producer: Nina Rota
Editor/Writer: Patric Hedlund
Composer: Carolyn Stockbridge
Photographer: Julia Brandreth

For more information about genetically engineered food, please contact:
The State PIRGs Safe Foods Campaign
Food First
Organic Consumer’s Association
Pesticide Action Network

Total Running Time: 6 minutes