Short Film: LOVELY, 3min., USA, Experimental

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Beauty surrounds a young woman getting cosmetic injections.

Director Statement

Videos of cosmetic procedures are common online marketing tools and frequently posted on social media. What none of the videos provide is any emotional context for the people (mostly women) getting the treatments. Whether these women are empowered or controlled with regard to their image is open to interpretation but, in the film, I want the viewer to experience emotional context as they sit beside a woman actually undergoing the procedure.

Short Film: LOOK OUT, 6min., USA, Experimental

Look Out, a driving and precarious choreographic voyage through rooftops, a parking lot, and a construction site filmed entirely by drone camera, captures unexpected angles, distances, and perspectives. Shot on location during LUMBERYARD Under Construction Summer Festival 2018 (Catskill, NY), it features Bridgman|Packer choreography and performance, cinematography by Gavin Preuss, and industrial-percussion by Jeff Cook.

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Short Film: MINSTREL VS PUPPET, 6min., USA, Experimental

Dd7fe7ea4c posterMinstrel vs. Puppet (MVP) short film is an artistic experimental piece that illustrates the internal conflict many women, particularly women of color, experience surrounding the topics of brains and beauty. It also depicts how this same conflict manifests externally with some women identifying with and relating more to their own internal level of intellect while others identify with and relate more to their external degree of beauty. It draws upon multiple societal factors that influence these notions, sentiments, and characterizations within women today. This short film is rooted in spoken word poetry, as it was written in poetic form and performed with elements of spoken word.

Short Film: ONCE AN ANGEL, 2min., USA, Experimental

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  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Musical, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 19, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    1080
  • Aspect Ratio:
    Cinemascope
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: BALDWIN’S PROPHECY, 6min., USA, Experimental

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A young woman’s walk to meet a date unexpectedly takes her to a place where dance, James Baldwin and protest meet.

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  • Film Type:
    Experimental
  • Genres:
    drama, dance, social justice
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: Eldur Á Himni – Fire in the Sky, 7min., Iceland, Experimental

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Buckle up for compelling, fast images of the magnificent Northern Light shot in Iceland over the winter.

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Short Film: ECLOSION, 5min., Canada, Experimental

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Ann, who has just turned 20, is ashamed of the way she looks, especially the freckles on her face. She dreams to one day feel beautiful, and go from caterpillar to butterfly.

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Short Film: INCLINATIONS, 5min., France, Dance

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Choreographed, directed and shot from disability perspectives, this dance-on-video short contrasts the playful connections when disability aesthetics, community and a ramp meet the institutional histories and discordant inclinations that can lurk just below the surface.

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Short Film: ANIMAL, 7min., France, Dance

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This short film is an adaption of the performance Animale (choreography by Lisie Philip, music by Laurent Tamagno). It was produced for an event in the MAMAC (the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Nice) called “la Nuit des Musées” in 2017. I perceived the show as a celebration of the vitality of the body which is hunted and cornered but also resistant and pugnacious. The ardour and youthness of the tense muscles reminded me of creepers around a tree. I admired the transcendental beauty of the protean animality, oscillating between a quadruped, a reptile and a bird. I wanted to confront, as a last hunt, this body to young to die to the cold beauty of the cutting room of the old slaughterhouse of Nice.

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Short Film: DANCE WITH DEATH, 6min., USA, Experimental

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When Enzo attempts suicide in his family bathroom, he is thrown into a barren purgatory landscape where Death catches him, shackles him, and initiates his final dance. A regretful, determined Enzo must fight Death’s seduction to get back to his life.

  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Dance, Supernatural
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 13, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color