DON'T PLAY WITH L(KN)IVES (2021)
'Don’t Play with L(Kn)ives' is an original hip-hop screendance based on true stories of knife crime in the UK. Bringing together some of the UK’s finest hip-hop dancers, spoken word and original music composition, delivering a poignant message to young people of awareness, prevention and hope.
Directed & Edited by Omari 'Motion' Carter
Concept and Choreography Brooke Milliner
Cinematography & Colour Grade by James Williams
Assistant Director: Anna Clifford
Commissioned and Executive Produced by DanceXchange (FABRIC)
Produced by Motion Dance Collective
Producers: Anna Clifford, Matthew Critchfield & Sandra Figueiredo
DanceXchange Producers: Lucie Mirkova, Rosie Clements & Emily Labhart
Dancers: Toby Jackman, Chris Arias & Aaron 'Shintastic' Duncan.
Spoken Word Poetry by Casey Bailey
Violinist: Helena Logah
Music by Brooke Milliner & Aaron 'Shintastic' Duncan
Assistant Choreography by Robia Brown
Choreographic Consultancy by Dickson Mbi
1st Assistant Camera: James Haslam
2nd Assistant Camera: James Dann
Sound Recordist and Sound Design by Arthur Turner
Makeup Artist: Chloe Bayliss
Production Runner: Genavieve Decaria
Production Marshall: Natalie Thompson
Running Time: 14 minutes 58 seconds
May 2023 - enCore Dance on Film Festival, Decatur, Georgia, USA
May 2023 - Hip Hop Cinefest: Experimental Short Category, Rome, ITALY.
January 2023 - Denton Black Film Festival, Texas. USA.
November 2022 - British Urban Film Festival, London, UK.
November 2022 - Aesthetica Film Festival, York, UK.
October 2022 - Fifth Wall Fest, PHILIPPINES.
October 2022 - Exeter Dance International Film Festival, Exeter, UK.
June 2022 - Cinedans -- Dance on Screen Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
May 2022 - Flatpack Festival, Birmingham, UK.
April 2021 - Birmingham International Dance Festival, Birmingham, UK.
Honourable Mention for Best Music/Soundtrack @ Exeter Dance International Film Festival 2022.