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: 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 FIDDLE PLAYER, 10min., USA, Music/Drama

 

7260e86733 poster‘The Fiddle Player’ is a story about an exceptional violinist who cannot find a job. When she is about to give up her dream she finds hope in an old high school friend, who turns the tables on their friendship and her career.

  • Project Type:
    Short, Student, Other
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 2, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    China
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Alexa
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39:1

Short Film: LOST, 3min., USA, Music/Dance

 

53b688d8a2 posterLost is a short dance film featuring two dancers. The female dancer is consumed inside her own struggles that it takes another to remind her of her spirit and purpose. Memories of happy times are tainted by her demons that ride her shoulders like constant companions.

  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Dance, Choreography, short film
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 18, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: IN THE SAME DIRECTION: JEFF PIFHER & SOCRATES’ TRIAL, 17min., USA, Music

 

98a2b47b38 posterFrom the inception of a musical idea, through the recording process and live performance, this short documentary tells the story of Jeff Pifher and his band Socrates’ Trial and their idea of what jazz can be today.

Short Film: AVOIDANCE, 7min., USA, Dance/Music

 

70886dd54a posterA short dance film inspired by themes of loss and conflict.

  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 28, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: SEARCHING FOR WONDER, 6min., USA, Music

7937360b00 posterSearching for Wonder was inspired by conversations with fellow artists who have diverse relationships to the African Diaspora. These discussions highlighted how we all feel lost in different ways, because history, slavery, colonialism & fear have left many of us feeling disconnected, searching for something we can’t fully articulate. Searching for Wonder deals with the tremendous power we have to rediscover & reimagine ourselves through our ancestors, their gods, their cultures & our interconnectedness.

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