Director Biography – Thibault Chollet (THE DREAM OF B. SOARES)

Born in 1987 in Dijon. He graduated a Master degree in Cinema in Lyon in 2011. He made his first animated short film during his studies. Since he works as assistant director on the animated tv series Stinky Dog. The dream of B. Soares is his third film and his second collaboration with GASP! FILMOGRAPHY… Continue reading Director Biography – Thibault Chollet (THE DREAM OF B. SOARES)

Short Film: AGON, 4min., Brazil, Dance

  A short dance film shot from distance during quarantine. Nothing here has been done for us. The human being lives an illusion of protagonism in relation to existence, a narcissistic process of thinking that everything is done for the human being. People are at home, struggling in a dispute for protagonism. Wanting to negotiate… Continue reading Short Film: AGON, 4min., Brazil, Dance

Director Biography – Jennifer Akalina Petuch, Annali Rose (LIMINALITY)

Jennifer A. Petuch is currently Adjunct Faculty and Staff at Florida State University’s School of Dance. Originally from West Palm Beach, Florida, she trained for fourteen years at the Academy of Ballet Florida and performed in professional ballets with the Company of Ballet Florida in pieces such as Marie Hale’s “The Nutcracker”, “Romeo and Juliet”,… Continue reading Director Biography – Jennifer Akalina Petuch, Annali Rose (LIMINALITY)

Short Film: LIMINALITY, 8min,. USA, Dance

  Liminality is inspired by reimagining what Odette may have experienced upon plunging to her death in the lake from the classical ballet “Swan Lake”. It is a moment of suspended reality and a story of disenchantment, self-discovery and transformation. In our modern world we know that “happily ever after” is a journey and we… Continue reading Short Film: LIMINALITY, 8min,. USA, Dance

Director Biography – Michelle Brand (SYNCHRONICITY)

Michelle Brand is a London based German-English, Animator- Filmmaker and Sound Designer, who enjoys cross-combining all kinds of things and media. She studied animation at the University for Creative Arts in Farnham, UK, and completed her Animation MA at the Royal College of Arts in 2019. Throughout her work, she plays with many different visual… Continue reading Director Biography – Michelle Brand (SYNCHRONICITY)

Short Film: FLOOR FALLS, 3min., UK, Dance

  A women stands, takes a breath, and moves. Arching back extending further than seems possible, she steps forward, rising up onto the tip of her toe and over the threshold. We see blackness then she appears. Rotating and twisting, the camera and her dance around each other. She suspends, or has the floor fallen?… Continue reading Short Film: FLOOR FALLS, 3min., UK, Dance

Director Biography – Thomas Freundlich (COLD STORAGE)

Thomas Freundlich is one of the leading practitioners in Finland’s vibrantly growing independent dance film scene. Mr. Freundlich’s work ranges from dance shorts, documentary work, performance videography and 3D projects to music videos and projection design for the stage. His work has been seen at dozens of film festivals worldwide as well as broadcast TV… Continue reading Director Biography – Thomas Freundlich (COLD STORAGE)

Short Film: COLD STORAGE, 9min., Finland, Dance

  Cold Storage is a short dance film that pays homage to the virtuosic physical performances and melancholy comedy of the classic silent screen. On a desolate arctic shore, a lonely fisherman discovers his prehistoric counterpart frozen in the ice, and thaws him out as his newfound soul brother.