Hanna Rose Shell

Associate Professor, Film Studies Program
and Art & Art History Department, CU Boulder

List of films

Here are some of my recent film projects. See also my list of publications.


Shoddy Aliens (15 min., ©2015). Produced by FABRIK Films.

Blind (4 min. loop for installation, ©2012). Produced by FABRIK Films.

Secondhand (Pepe): Lives and Afterlives of the Social Fabric (30 min., ©2007). Produced at the Comparative Media Studies Center at MIT and the Film Study Center at Harvard, with the support of the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History and Documentary Educational Resources: www.secondhandfilm.com.

Petticoat Lane at the Venice Biennale (40 min., ©2006). Video collaboration installed in the "Cities, Architecture and Society" exhibition at the Architecture Biennale. September–November 2006.

Locomotion in Water (13 min., ©2005). Produced at the Film Study Center at Harvard. Screened at: Anthology Film Archives (New York City) 8/06; Cinema Arts Centre (Huntington, NY) 8/06; Orphans Documentary Film Conference (Columbia, NC) 05/06. Center for the Arts at SUNY (Buffalo, NY) 11/05; Margaret Mead Film And Video Festival (New York City) 11/05; TopKino! (Vienna, Austria) 10/05; Scinema: International Festival of Science Film (toured throughout Australia and New Zealand) 8/05; Lago International Film Festival (Trevise, Italy), 7/05, won "Best of Festival Award;" Naples International Film Festival (Naples, Italy) 6/05.

Aqua Kinema (90 min., ©2005). Produced at the Film Study Center at Harvard. Four–channel video installation, commissioned by the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie in Karlsruhe, Germany. Installed as part of the exhibition "Making Things Public." March–November 2005.

The Polyvocal Orrery: An Interactive Multi–media Exhibit (30 min, ©2007). Produced in collaboration with the Collection for Historical Scientific Instruments at Harvard. Co–directed with Peter Galison. Installed in the permanent gallery of the Harvard Museum of Historical Scientific Instruments. Featuring Lorraine Daston, Owen Gingerich, Simon Schaffer, and Sara Schechner. Co-produced by Fabrik Films and Filming Science, installed in the permanent exhibition of the Collection for Historical Scientific Instruments at Harvard.