Brooklyn based animator Emily Ann Hoffman's Nevada is one of five films she has written and directed. It is a stop-motion animated, comedic short, focusing on the taboo topic of birth control and emergency contraceptives. Built from conversation extracts Hoffman collected from her friends, Nevada hopes to break the seal of silence in an open, heart-warming way towards what shouldn't be a shame-filled issue.
Hoffman << Nevada was born from shared and personal experiences taking emergency contraceptives. Accidental pregnancies are a tale as old of time and a constant topic of political controversy. This controversy has led to shame, which has led to infinite mythologies surrounding birth control, emergency contraception, and abortion. In college, my girlfriends and I would whisper different versions of the same tale: 'I threw up after taking Plan B so I had to take it again’; ‘I spent my textbook money on Plan B’; ‘I asked him to pay for it’; ‘he was so awkward talking about birth control’. Nevada aims to share an extremely common experience, bringing light, normalcy, and humor to the ways partners navigate the emotional, financial and physical burden of preventing pregnancy. >>
Emily is now in production on a new animated short called Blackheads, about a woman coping with bad therapy, heartbreak, and blackheads. If you enjoyed Nevada, please consider donating to the Kickstarter on Emily's page to complete Blackheads!