Short Film: DIVIDED WE SCROLL, 5min., UK, Dance/Experimental

Technology is rewiring our brains and changing both our physical movements and inner thought processing.
‘Divided We Scroll’ is an experimental and eerie depiction of our intimate relationships with these technologies, which have become obsessive, compulsive and divisive.
Through contemporary dance, we explore the chilling reality of a constantly connected world where data and software is continuing to redefine us within an increasingly complex technological network.

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Short Film: SYNCHRONICITY, 4min., UK, Animation

 

4199f35501 posterPeople come, people go – Yet everyone is moving in the same direction. We all are sharing something that we are unaware of, creating one big picture we are unable to see.
The film explores the idea of how everyone is connected in a way we may not realise. By sharing time, space and movement, we overlap and create a bigger picture.

Short Film: THE VIRGIN FLOWER, 5min., USA, Animation/Experimental

 

373d3e991f posterBased upon the best-selling indie video-game “Hotline Miami”, The Main Character “Jacket”, receives a message about a gang that has kidnapped an innocent young girl, whom they plan to do horrendous acts to. Jacket, on the another hand isn’t the type of guy to just standby, so he takes up matters into his own hands…literally.

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Director Biography – Hadi Moussally (BELLYDANCE VOGUE)

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Hadi Moussally was born in Lebanon in 1987.
By age 18, he decides to go study film direction in France where he acquires a first master’s degree in “Fiction Cinema” from Paris-Est Marne la Vallée University. Moussally then chooses to take on a complementary masters in “Documentary and Anthropological Cinema” from Paris X Nanterre University, in the course of Jean Rouch. In that respect, Hadi Moussally acquainted himself with reality-cinema. The anthropological and documentary approach accustoms him with the sense of keen observation of his subjects and alerts him to the importance of instantaneous shooting; whereas his fictional background gives him the urge of creating sensual, esthetically pleasing imagery universes.
From 2012, Hadi Moussally shifts towards the world of fashion and directs several experimental films some of which received various distinctions in festivals. In 2014 he made his first documentary on the end of his grandmother’s life, and in 2016 a docu-portrait on a senior model. In 2018 he completed an experimental project on albinism “Positive” whose photos have been exhibited at the UNESCO, the City Hall of Paris and Beirut Art Fair as well. In 2015 he founded the production unit H7O7 whose main objective is to enable the making and promotion of films and photos with “hybrid” vocation where is privileged the mixture of genres between experimental, documentary, fashion and fiction.

Short Film: BOXED, 9min., USA, Experimental/Documentary

Dabc3d8237 posterThis documentary explores the trauma and emotional aftermath experienced by sexual assault survivor advocate Barbara Handel through poetic and performative reenactments.

The Next Stop Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Dance & Music Festival August 2020

THE NEXT STOP, 5min., UK, Dance
Directed by Jonathan Pearson

‘The Next Stop’ is the story of Rochelle Roy, AKA ‘Mo The Dancer’, and her journey through the male-dominated world of New York street dance. Growing up in Brownsville, Brooklyn, Mo has always been surrounded by, and had a connection to dance. The Next Stop traces this passion to date and tells the tale of a spirit against the odds.

Half A Man Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Dance & Music Festival August 2020

HALF A MAN, 3min., UK, Dance
Directed by Jessie James

Half a Man is a short concept dance film conceptualized, directed, and choreographed by Jessie James. Featuring an all male cast, It explores the darkness we hold that keeps us from the love of others.