Coming a little after the official announcement by ZEALOUS, I am announcing on here (after an unintended delay!) that my co-directed film with Julie Schmidt Andreaen will have it's World Premiere at the sought-after 'Zealous X' exhibition!
THE BODY CANVAS will screen with 19 other films selected by independent judges as part of a 100 strong exhibit of artworks. There will be 20 works of music, performance, art and photography in the multi-storey Bargehouse nestled between the National Museum, Tate Modern and the BFI in the Southbank area of London. It will be open to the public from the 29th of November to December 1st, with a VIP opening for the artists, organisers and guests on the 28th of November in only 8 days time.
THE BODY CANVAS is an unfunded, truly independent film, that grew out of Julie Schmidt Andreasen's PAINTFORMANCE installation, laboratories and project at the London Contemporary Dance School. For the finished piece, we were very blessed to have music from two very talented composers. Ehud Freedman is an award-winning composer honoured with the 2nd Prize at the Berlinale Score Competition (Berlin International Film Festival) and Young Composer Award (Beijing Modern Music Awards). Also, Chris Lewis, who has been making waves with his genre bending ensemble //BACKSTEP// gave us his score for 'Paintformance' to use too.
As a film that I also edited and shot, it was a hard task but labour of love for me to complete it throughout the year and research where it could be screened. I'd only finished cutting the film for about a week when we submitted to 'Zealous X' and with their incredibly fast turnaround for choosing work, we were greeted with the crazy notion that our year long project would premiere in the heart of London. We had hardly any time to even contemplate the possibility of it!
'Zealous X' has been a much talked about event and company, featured within B2B MARKETING, FORBES, VENTURE MAGAZINE and METRO. The fact we're now a part of it is astounding and exciting for us! Something we're very grateful for too.
[the website is] "...a beautiful, engaging platform that encourages customization and exploration in an intuitive panorama-block style navigation... Zealous' current user base is global stretching from Los Angeles to South Korea and includes the creative works - photography, art, film, music, performance, architecture with users just as diverse in their make up - university students and veteran professionals including artist, Stephen Hall, who sold a painting to Andy Warhol...
A short excerpt of the film can be viewed below as a taster of the final product. This one minute preview was created for TOOTHACHE DUETS and selected to screen for their Celebration Event at PERFORMANCE SPACE. To know a little more about the film itself and for a gallery of production stills like the ones featured in this blog, please visit THE BODY CANVAS page.
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Internationally selected, screened and award nominated director of dance, fiction and documentary at London Short Film Festival (ICA,) LACMA, Zealous X (Oxo Tower Wharf) and San Diego Comic-Con. As well the cities of Toronto, Cape Town, New Orleans, Dublin, New York and St Petersburg.