Recent Projects

With Care - A Kiewit Luminarium Experience.

In 2023, the Kiewit Luminarium, a 82,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art science museum, opened its doors in Omaha, Nebraska. 

The Grid, a striking two-story tower exhibit within the museum, features short documentaries created by:

Jon Hustead, Production Company + Director of Photography

Tessa V. Wedberg, Series Director + Executive Producer

Greg LaVern Lilly, Series Producer

Joshua Foo, Director

Sarah Rowe, Director

Amélie Raoul, Editor + 2nd Camera

Lauren Abell, Editor + 2nd Camera

Sharonda Harris-Marshall, Editor

Samson Foo, 2nd Camera

Andre Sessions, 2nd Camera

Christopher Marshall, Camera Assistant

Sarah Krohn, Post Sound

Anna Finocchiaro, Photographer

“The Grid invites you to consider the innovation, technology, and skills we each use daily in the care of our belongings and communities. Home improvement requires knowledge of materials and planning, like building a skyscraper. Advocating for a bus route requires systems thinking, like designing software. Mending a sweater requires technical skills used in creating haute couture. Through our everyday work, we express our values, deploy skills, and create something new. See yourself and your neighbors reflected in stories of local residents, and try your hand at basic making, tending, and repair.” -From the Luminarium’s website.

Photography courtesy of Anna Finocchiaro.

“Every Last One Of Us” — The Launch of the Master Arts Education Plan 2023

This video premiered on April 11, 2023 at the HeART of Portland event at the Portland Art Museum where over 1,000 Portland, OR residents were witness to the unveiling of the Master Arts Education Plan. This video highlights student artists and arts educators and makes the case for why the MAEP is needed.

Editor, Grader, Motion Designer: Amélie Raoul

Produced by: Oh! Creative

Director: Liz Bacon

Producer/Set Design: Danni Parpan

Director of Photography: Kevin Michaluk

2nd Camera: Evan Rodriguez

Gaffer/Grip: Deante Grinner and Brigitte Gleason

Sound: Dicky Dahl

BTS Photographer: Karen Pride

Production Assistants: Melaiah Schaefer-Romine and Steve Brian

Anecdotes (2022)

A short film diary.

"In August of 2020, Amélie and I were talking about how we had been documenting the pandemic in our own lives; she mentioned the conversations she was having with her family and grandparents in France and what their experiences were during lockdown, as we were processing our own. I suggested, with their permission, that Amélie start recording some of their Facetimes and start filming some of her own moments in lockdown, the details, the way time tells stories through moving slices of light. What stirs in us when everything else is still…

During the darkest days of the pandemic, we turned to ideas as a place to invest, rest, root, and explore. Creation and connection are what sustained us. When Amélie told me her mother was a singer, I asked what songs are most memorable for her and for them together; I listened to some of her mother’s music and was so moved I knew we had to include it. 

The conversations had no prompting outside of the suggestion of singing. Amélie’s recordings and film work in her space took place in 2020 and 2021; with the exception of a walk here and there, we worked remotely. It became a place to play – a feeling of family, care, consolation, laughter, and joy amidst the confusion and anxiety we all faced. Time spent with family, no matter how far away, reveal our deepest truth. We discover pieces of ourselves by observing and learning those we love and together form the anecdotes. If we listen in close, we learn what’s loud when it’s quiet." - Tessa V. Wedberg

Directed by: Amélie Raoul. Story by + Associate Producer: Tessa V. Wedberg. Mixing and Soundtrack: Ben Brodin.

The Giver (2022)

Projection Designer (video creation, linocut animation and analog animation) for the play adaptation of The Giver (2022).

Adapted by Eric Coble from the Newbery Award-winning book by Lois Lowry. 

Directed by Lisa Kerekes for the Omaha Community Playhouse.

From left to right: concept art, carving lino, printing, and cloud creation.

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