Short Film: GOLDEN, 8min., USA, Dance

 

4a50377fbb posterGOLDEN, a wordless dance film, uncovers the independence, intellectual curiosity, and sexual vibrancy hidden within the domestic life of a woman, as portrayed by a solo dancer.
In dream-like sequences, she encounters the self she has been
and the self that she can become. From her musings emerges a passionate self-declaration, elucidated by repeated choreographic motifs, flashbacks and flashforwards, and the evolution of color and set decor. By extension, GOLDEN affirms a woman’s right to define herself- rather than be defined by others – as a thinking, feeling, and sexual being. At the same time, it also rejects the notion that aging women have an “expiration date” in terms of inherent value. In all, GOLDEN is a unique alchemy- from drudgery to sparkling beauty.

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Short Film: BAD FEELING, 4min., French Polynesia, Dance

 

09143a82b5 posterA couple of young Polynesian dancers share a dance in Paris, maybe for the last time …

 

  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    Romance, Drama, Dance
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 13, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    4,500 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    French Polynesia
  • Country of Filming:
    French Polynesia
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color

Short Film: WHILE SHE WAITS, 10min. Netherlands, Dance

D640c9c2af posterIn a subtle choreography a woman slowly disengages from a familiar and structured world, about to enter a world yet unknown to her. While She Waits shows the emotional transformation during the last months of her pregnancy in a poetic and melancholic way. What happens during the long waiting till the unknown reveals itself? And how do we align a child being born with ourselves being reborn as a mother?

Short Film: KATIE GATELY: WALTZ, 5min., USA, Dance

1f7cf65410 posterWaltz is one part music video, and one part dance film, described as a “Neo-gothic mini film” by Fact Magazine, and a powerful portrait of composer, Katie Gately, also starring acclaimed dancer Bobbi Jene Smith, directed by Samantha Shay. ‘Waltz’ emerges off Gately’s forthcoming album Loom, in dedication to Katie’s mother who passed away from an aggressive form of cancer. The song ‘Waltz’ itself came about after spending an entire day listening to Gately’s mother’s favourite artist, Leonard Cohen’s track “Take this Waltz” on repeat. This short film is a feverish duet, rotating around death, shot in an abandoned convent in Brooklyn NY, where Gately grew up. This film is for anyone who has wanted to spin into a circle until the ceiling became the floor.

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Short Film: IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME, 7min., USA, Dance

5797fa45a2 posterA man and a woman inhabit the same surreal location though not, apparently, at the same time. Marta Renzi directs this black-and-white meditation on memory and absence, joined by long-time collaborators Charles Caster-Dudzick (camera), as well as Aislinn MacMaster & David Thomson (performers). With a nod to the sound score for Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker and a location inspired by Joelle Bouvier and Regis Obadia’s La Chambre.

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Short Film: THE NEXT STOP, 5min., UK, Dance

A4e9c0c702 poster‘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.

  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 16mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: HALF A MAN, 3min., UK, Dance

 

786684bcb7 posterHalf 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.

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Short Film: UPWELL, 6min., USA, Dance

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A vision of surfing, embodied by pro surfer Kassia Meador, appears as in a dream and inspires a woman to return to the water after a devastating loss. Surrounded by a diverse group of female surfers, she paddles out and they perform a ritual of connection to each other and to the ocean that is a refuge for them all.

Upwell
-To rise from an inner source.
-A process in which new, nutrient-rich waters rise from the ocean depths to the surface.

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