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
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Short Film: REDEMPTION, 7min., USA, Experimental

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Redemption is my third and final non-narrative experimental film that deals with the death and resurrection of the human essence. This is not about a physical death but a spiritual one. The themes are my abstract interpretations of actual events that I have experienced. Those experiences dealt with the death of hope and spirit and their restorations.

Short Film: TOO MANY BODIES, 6min., USA, Music Video

Too Many Bodies is a music video for Alex Mackey’s “Place Called Us”, addressing America’s need for gun reform through dance, music and passion, culminating in a website of resources for advocacy and survivor support.

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Short Film: GEOMETRY, 2min., USA, Experimental

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Geometry is a visual music animated piece. Inspired by Oskar Fischinger and John Whitney, Geometry combines graphic shapes with music to show a ball’s journey.

  • Film Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Student, Other
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 17, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Short Film: ABSOLUTION, 7min, USA, Dance

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The House of the Rising Sun is a place of transition in music and folklore. It’s a purgatory where travelers, vagabonds, and lost souls cross paths before continuing toward their life after. Absolution is a snapshot of that purgatory, that waiting room, where souls must accept the regrets and disappointments in their lives before they can cross over. Personal struggles are highlighted in duets and solos throughout the piece. Some remorse is too difficult to let go, though, and while many find reprieve from their sins and escape the cycle of self-recrimination, others are doomed to stay and repeat it.

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Short Film: THANATOS, 6min., USA, Music Video

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Nonsense Mouth is a surreal and lyrical visual album in six chapters by theatrical composer Ellen Warkentine, exploring the heroine’s journey and themes of identity and individuation.

Chapter One of the visual album “Nonsense Mouth.” “Thanatos” is an appeal to the life force, to the divine imagination; a plea to be seen and known fully, and to know intimately the entirety of the human experience in its shadow and light. Thanatos is about the self-destructive impulse, the self-imposed cage of the ego, the old persona, childhood.”

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Short Film: EMERGENCE, 5min., USA, Dance

Directed and Conceived by Klaus Hoch, “Emergence” is dance music video shot as a single, continuous drone take. “Emergence” features live music composed and performed by Peter Manning Robinson playing his Refractor Piano™, with choreography by Emilio Dosal.

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