LIV creations, LLC is a Film and Theatre Production company that fuses artists from both the stage and screen.
As children, a cardboard box could be a spaceship, a car, a time travel machine, anything! But imagining what hasn’t yet been imagined, that is “thinking outside of the box,” is only a small part of what we do here at LIV creations.
Our mission is to look deeper into the box, to look deeper into ourselves for that thing, whatever it may be, which dares us to change our world. Our stories are refreshingly unique and, as a result, often blend different styles and genres. In parallel, we continuously push ourselves to find new approaches and technical methods as we, overall, search for the best way to tell our stories. At LIV creations, we are transforming the process of creating stories the way in which our stories are transforming our audiences.
HOW OUR IDEAS AND GOALS CAME TO BE…
LIV creations began with the unique production of Unopened. Producer Dannie Snyder was approached by storyteller Dane Styler to write a stage play and its screenplay adaptation as well as to produce both the stage performance and film. Both productions were premiered back-to-back on May 15th, 2009 at a special event hosted by George Mason University.
Founder of LIV creations, Dannie Snyder received two degrees from George Mason University: the first in Theatre Studies and the second in Film & Video Studies. (Learn more about her at www.danniesnyder.com.) In launching LIV creations with the productions of Unopened, she examined the ways in which a film can have theatrical elements and a stage performance can have cinematic elements, specifically focusing on the process of transformation within you, the spectator. She still searches for answers: How is a stage performance efficacious? How is a film efficacious? How can LIV creations blend story methods and technical methods of both efficacious stage plays and films?
LIV creations tends to lean on the postmodernism side of art: In regards to story methods, we study semiotics and concentrate more on how each moment can transform an audience’s thoughts about life as oppose to how the beginning, middle, and end of a story can be organized into one relatable event. In regards to technical methods, we look for unconventional and innovative ways for best illuminating an unconventional, innovative story.
Overall, our hope is to heighten the live experience in watching our films as well as to heighten the experience of living anywhere at anytime in watching our stage plays, as a means for heightening the transformative effects in you. Instead of our stories being the ones you watch over and over again, we prefer that our stories are the ones you never forget, because of how it changed your point of view.
Our vision is to continue working with new artists and partnering with new production companies across America in hopes of creating larger scale projects and reaching wider audiences.
WHAT WE’RE DOING NOW
At LIV creations, we are currently in post-production for our first feature film The Long-Term Side Effect and are submitting to a variety of festivals including SXSW, Chicago Underground, and Tribeca.