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Inspired Dance Film Festival – Screening

Short Fun & Fabulous

These shorts films are guaranteed to excite your senses, put a smile on your face, have you tapping your feet and dancing in the aisles.

The Game (World Premiere)

Paying homage to classic film noir cinema, The Game brings together an unlikely cast of characters in a midnight game of cat and mouse. Set in a mysterious abandoned warehouse and told through a hybrid of jazz dance styles, alliances are forged, suspicions are raised, and from within the shadows, a player will ultimately take the prize.

Duration
00:04:30

Award category
Dance Short Film Entry

Country
USA

Credits
Director – James Kinney, Pierre Marais
Choreographer – James A Kinney
Producer – Straighten Your Crown Productions

Key Cast
Yesenia Ayala, Jordan Betscher, Ashley Blair Fitzgerald, Garret Hawe, Dharon Jones, Alex Nordin, Arisa Odaka, Ryan VanDemBoom.


Spin (Australian Premiere)

A man contemplating his solitude is transcended to an extraordinary world filled with life and love through the simple rhythms of his everyday surroundings.

Duration
00:06:49

Award category
Dance Short Film Entry

Country
UK

Credits
Director – Luke Cresswell
Choreographer – Luke Cresswell
Concept – Luke Cresswell
Producer – Yes/No Productions
Camera: Fraser Morrison;
Sound: Mike Roberts;
Props: Peter Cresswell;
Runner: Gary Ayles

Key Cast
Luke Cresswell, Jo Cresswell


Here For Tap (World Premiere)

Here For Tap was an opportunity to put some of the great young up-and-coming tap dancers into a room together to see what inspires and develops, stripping back show performance and experimenting with offsetting rhythms with multiple sets of feet and putting the footwork at the forefront of the viewer.

Duration
00:06:54

Award category
Dance Short Film Entry

Country
Australia

Credits
Director: Reid Perry
Choreographer: Reid Perry
Cinematographer: Claniel Le
Editor: Claniel Le
First AC: Jeriel Flores

Key Cast
Reid Perry, Julian Bonser, Josh Wadley, Murray Cunynghame, Alexander Kermond, Michaella Mead, Georgia Shae Anderson, Bella Perry, Georgia Croft, Dein Perry.


Bert the Turtle’s DOA (World Premiere)

From the early 50s until the end of the Cold War, American School children were introduced to an animated turtle, who charmingly taught them how to survive an atomic bomb. 4 dancers, equally charming, form this film, which quickly disintegrates into chaos as it becomes clear that poor old Bert was never very convincing at all.

Duration
00:08:21

Award category
Dance Short Film Entry

Country
UK

Credits
Creator & Director: Isla Hurst
Choreographer – Isla Hurst
Cinematographer & Editor: Sam Amos
Producer – 2Faced Dance Company
Composer: Kieran West
Costume: Carl Davies

Key Cast
Louis Parker-Evans, Will Hodson, Sam Buswell, John Robinson.


Anyone (Australian Premiere)

A young woman, searching.

Duration
00:05:22

Award category
Dance Short Film Entry

Country
USA

Credits
Director – James Kinney
Choreographer – James Kinney
Concept – James Kinney
Producer – James Kinney, Nicole LaFountaine

Key Cast
Ryan Steele, Yesenia Ayala, Jessica Lee Goldyn, Blake Zeleznikar, Caleb Marshall, Arisa Odaka, Michael Graceffa, Cajai Fellows, Connor Schwantes.

RIVER (World Premiere)

This dance film shows the struggles in the recovery process of mental illness. The beach and river locations represent the calm state of mind and the asylum is where the main character is ultimately losing his sanity. The many neon colours thrown throughout the video represents all the different emotions going on inside of the mentally ill persons mind.

Duration
00:02:30

Award category
Student Dance Film Entry

Country
Australia

Credits
Director – Seth Collier
Choreographer – Seth Collier
Producer – Seth Collier

Key Cast
Seth Collier, Montanna Norton


West Coast Desperados (Australian Premiere)

Directed by Emmy Award Winning Derek Hough and conceptualized/ choreographed by Kelsey McCowan. The West Coast Desperados, a gang comprised of 5 of the most dangerous outlaws, walk into a saloon. Upon their arrival, they are met with the town’s local delinquents. When a fight breaks out, the battle for the fastest feet in the west begins.

Duration
00:02:31

Award category
Dance Short Film Entry

Country
USA

Credits
Director – Derek Hough
Choreographer – Kelsey McCowan
Concept – Kelsey McCowan
Assistant Choreography: Ryan Maw
Producer – Riveting Entertainment

Key Cast
Kelsey McCowan, Sarah Reich, Bella Silva, Valerie Rockey, Mila Spigolon, Lee Howard, Hunter Krikac, Ryan Maw, Ryan Chlanda, Shawn Kurilko, Isaiah Bowens.


Pit Stop (Australian Premiere)

Three friends take a pit stop during a car trip and a comical dance ensues.

Duration
00:03:31

Award category
Mobile Device Dance Film Entry

Country
USA

Credits
Director – Andy Noble, Dionne Noble
Choreographer – Andy & Dionne Noble

Key Cast
LaRodney Freeman, Wesley Cordova, Vincent Calleros.


Melancholy Man

A young man settles into his solitude in a time of uncertainty. Acclaimed dancer and actor Ryan Steele stars in this independent dance short, conceived, directed and choreographed by James Kinney with Director of Photography, Pierre Marais.

Duration
00:05:00

Award category
Dance Short Film Entry

Country
USA

Credits
Creator & Director: Isla Hurst
Director – James Kinney
Choreographer – James Kinney
Concept – James Kinney
Producer – James Kinney, Nicole LaFountaine
Cinematagrapher: Pierre Marais
Costumes/Wardrobe: Billy Hipkins

Key Cast
Ryan Steele


Ghostly Labor: A Dance Film (Australian Premiere)

“Ghostly Labor: A Dance Film” explores the history of labor in the US–Mexico borderlands through Tap Dance, Mexican Zapateado, Son Jarocho, Afro Caribbean movement, and live music. This work brings together polyrhythmic movement and an original score to look at the (ongoing) years of systemic exploitation of labor while highlighting the power and joy of collective resistance.   Based on farmworker interviews in California, this excerpt honors the sacred hands that feed us and was filmed on a farm with support from Ayudando Latinos a Soñar (ALAS), a non-profit advocacy organization for farmworkers in Half Moon Bay, CA. A full-length dance theater production of Ghostly Labor will premiere in 2023.

Duration
00:13:12

Award category
Dance Short Film Entry

Country
USA

Credits
Director – John Jota Leaños, Vanessa Sanchez
Choreographer – Vanessa Sanchez
Producer – Harry Gregory


Pricing

General admission

Adult $24.50

Concession $20.50


Concession types:

  • Full pensioners, Queensland Government Seniors Card holders, MEAA members, full-time students, children 16 years and under, and unemployed (Health Care card holder) persons (National Seniors Card not applicable).  

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SCreening dates & times

Duration – One hour

Important information

Suitable for ages 8 & over
Wheelchair access – Wheelchair access – please call us on 07 3013 6666 or email to book an accessible seat.

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