In the final hours before curtain up on opening night, a young male dancer agonises over how far to push his and his females partner’s final perilous move.
Like thousands of Korean orphans since the 1950s, Kayla Tange was adopted by an American family and brought to the United States as an infant in 1983. She now lives in Los Angeles, where she works as an exotic dancer and as a performance artist. In 2011, Kayla made arrangements[…]
Crystal, a former ballet dancer, returns home after being sex-trafficked and struggles to shake the physical and psychological trauma she endured while “in the life”. We’ve seen the film about the young girl trafficked in from overseas and sold for sex, but we’ve not really dealt with the girl next[…]
The Girl In The Woods is a short film which explores crime, honor and violence in a post truth, hyper real world. It follows two social outcasts, Beatrix and Charlie, who find solace in one another while facing quirky characters they meet on the way from brothel girls to art[…]
A young dancer remembers her struggle for perfection and its cost. Director’s Statement I had the chance to work with dancers from the renowned Balletto Teatro Di Torino at the annual Experimental Film Virginia artists residency, which brings in filmmakers and performers from all over the world. While the dancers[…]
Mindcastle’s latest experimental film — and the second installment of our Filmsupply Presents series — is a testament to the power of creative improvisation and whim. Shot in two contrasting locations (an abandoned swimming pool and a Japanese supermarket), Fukuro captures a freestyle breakdancer’s spontaneous choreography, as she is transported[…]
A poignant tale of loss and loneliness. This dance film features world-renowned Batsheva dancer-choreographer Bobbi Jene Smith in a hypnotic performance to Radiohead’s “True Love Waits”. Director’s Statement I originally wrote a script about a girl returning to her childhood home and reliving painful memories, but when we found this[…]
Moving portrait of a competitive pole dancer. While Francesco continuously keeps impressing us with his stylish film – see previous features ‘I Killer’(Top 10 2013), ‘The Shift’ and ‘Lovely Monster’ – he moves towards a visual documenting portrait in Spin Dreams. The story takes on a dramatic storytelling approach which[…]
A woman finds the courage to change her life after meeting a young prostitute.
A man dances secluded from a city in battle with itself. Syncretic Noise explores the question of how we respond to chaos around us. The dancer’s natural motion continues across cuts over discontinuities of space from forest landscapes to gritty urban life. In a silent dialogue of motion the dancer’s[…]