Directed, Written and Performed by Julia Wilkins
Sound Design by Isaiah Parker
Video Design by Yana Biryukova
Director of Photography Tatiana Stolpovskaya
Not Just Me is a short film which speaks to the difficulty of creating connection through social media, and the relentless need to provide meaningful content in a virtual world. The unwitting egotism of the “Selfie” is explored through exposure of inner conflict. The collaboration between Julia Wilkins, Isaiah Parker (Sound Design) and Yana Biryukova (Video Design) results in a densely layered visual and audio experience.
This project is made possible in part with funding from a Sullivan County Arts & Heritage Grant, funded by the Sullivan County Legislature and administered by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance.
is a video designer and film editor from Moscow, Russia. She has designed shows at The Red Bull Theater, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Westport Country Playhouse, Irish Repertory Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Carnegie Hall, Dmitry Krymov Lab, Yale Cabaret among others. In addition to theatre design Yana has worked on art installations and performances featured at the Yale Art Gallery, Danspace Project, Harvestworks and others. The recipient of the 2020 Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Achievement in Projection, Yana lectures and teaches workshops on projection design at Harvard University. yanabiryukova.com
Isaiah Parker is a composer, producer and arranger from NYC. In 2012 his band, the Loisaidas was nominated by Univision for the Premio Lo Nuestro. In 2015 he became the keyboardist for Max Banda, writing and arranging many of their songs. Isaiah has gone on to produce music for a variety of emerging and established artists including the legendary bachatero Romeo Santos. Most recently Isaiah recorded keys for Aventura's smash-hit 'Volví' which has surpassed 100 million YouTube plays in its first month. In 2020 he debuted Burning Bicycles, an indie rock band expecting to release their debut album later this year. As a keyboardist, recording engineer, and producer, as well as a saxophonist, bassist and guitarist, Isaiah Ennio Parker continues to bring his own flavor and feel to each project he graces.