EASE ON DOWN (2017)
Sometimes you move towards a new venture.
There's joy and rhythm in the journey,
syncopation and swing in your step.
Yet when you finally get to the final stretch,
You realise that each step may have been futile.
The Motion Dance Collective presents a short percussed screendance, combining jazz, body percussion and dance to create a film that poses a question about migration and acceptance.
Directed by Cristobal Catalan
Concept by Omari 'Motion' Carter & Just Josh
Choreography, Composition and Editing by Omari 'Motion' Carter
Cinematography and Colour Grade by James Williams
Performed by Rhona Ashwood & Omari 'Motion' Carter
Original Composition by Sam Barnett
Sax and Keys: Sam Barnett
Drums: Zoe Pascal
Sound Design by Nicola Chang
Camera, Sound Recordist, Digital Compositing by Just Josh
Music Engineering by Ahmad Dayes
Sound Mastering by Jason Emberton
Set Photographer: Danilo Moroni
Running Time: 3 minutes 10 seconds
October 2022 - Fifth Wall Fest, PHILIPPINES.
August 2021 - The Big Feast 2021 - Stoke-on-Trent, UK
October 2020 - Dumfries and Galloway Dance - Online Watch Party #2 Scotland, UK. (Online)
March 2019 - Moovy TanzFilm Festival, Cologne, Germany
October 2018 - Festival de Videodanza de Palma, Palma, Spain.
August 2018 - Fuselage Dance Film Festival, Seattle, Washington, USA.
July 2018 - DanceBARN ScreenDANCE Festival, Battle Lake, Minnesota, USA.
April 2018 - Loikka Dance Film Festival, Helsinki, Finland.
April 2018 - Festival IN OUT Dance/Image, Gdansk, Poland.
March 2018 - Cinedans Dance Film Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Top 20 Finalist @ Festival IN OUT Dance/Image, Gdansk, Poland (2018)
Top 6 Finalist for Best Soundtrack @ My Røde Reel Short Film Competition (2017)
2019 Full School Year - TransFolk Festival, Loviisa, Finland
Finland Choreographer and dance artist Beniamino Borghi offers a workshop on dance films. The workshop gives an introduction to how to use the camera with different angles and playing with the frame of the screen. After a review of the film techniques through examples from different dance films, one of which will include EASE ON DOWN.