How do we progress an art form based on human connection and collaboration in times of isolation and separation?
SHUT IN DANCE FILM FEST
Collaborate with Musicians, Actors, Choreographers, and Filmmakers to help create a high quality short film.
GET FREE classes on how to use FILMIC PRO and Shoot interesting and High Quality footage from your phone.
SUBMIT footage based on a Creative Directors prompt. Selected footage will be used in final product.
WHAT WE DO:
Curate our creative director, editing team and music.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Our Creative Director gives you direction. For example: Someone has done you wrong. How do you deal with it? Film 30-45 seconds using movement, a prop and your environment to show us.
You might get music, you might get a movement phrase for you to interpret or you might not. It’s all up to the CD.
You will film using a camera, or Filmic Pro (iPhone, Android) and submit. (WE PROVIDE A TUTORIAL ON HOW TO SHOOT VIA OUR INSTAGRAM PAGE).
HOW DO YOU SUBMIT?
Submit your Videos VIA a downloadable VIMEO link. 1080P preferred.
AND THEN HOW DOES THIS FILM COME TOGETHER?
Our CD (Creative Director) will make selects and work with musicians and an editor, remotely, to produce a high quality short film using your footage.
OK. SOUNDS COOL… BUT THEN WHAT HAPPENS TO THE SHORT FILM?
We screen the finished short films on our VIMEO PAGE and on other screening platforms. Each contributing artist is credited.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PARTICIPATE AND WHO GETS PAID?
It doesn’t cost anything. This is not about money it’s about making collaborative art in a time when we can’t physically get together. It’s about continuing to work with new artists to propel art in general, forward. It’s about being creative and using your imagination!
WHO ARE WE?
SHUT IN DANCE was founded Choreographer and Film Director Nicole Berger and Choreographer/Producer Andrew Pearson with Filmmaker/Editor/Educator Cain DeVore in Los Angeles, CA.
Nicole Berger is an award winning choreographer for stage, film, and television. Her on-screen credits include The Good Place, VEEP, and Brooklyn Nine Nine among others. She colaborated with THE POLICE with her award wining Short Film Holes. She also teaches dance for the camera at Hollywood’s American Musical and Dramatic Academy and is the newly appointed chair of the Commercial Dance Department at Orange County School of the Arts.
Andrew Pearson is a performance producer and solo dance artist. His remote collaboration with composer Evan Monheit and the FAMES Macedonian Orchestra was presented at the Gdansk International Dance Festival in 2016. In addition to numerous full-length live productions, he has choreographed a number of music videos, including The Hound’s Can’t Let You Go, featured on Billboard.com and HuffPost.
Cain DeVore is an actor, writer, producer, director, educator and founding member of the Filmmakers Alliance. Cain's diverse acting credits stretch from Off-Broadway to soap operas to primetime television shows to various independent films. Cain served as a producer on the film, Melancholy Baby, and associate produced services on numerous short films, including HOLES, 120 Volt Miracle, I Think You've Met My Wife, The Rest of My Life and Sand Trap. He also co-directed the short documentary, Pablo Ferro—Untitled, as well as producing and starring in the feature film, Interstate 5. The film Cold Brook, written by Cain and directed by William Fitchner is now screening at many Film Festivals garnering much attention and praise.