"Santo," a short film using dance to depict the dangers of abusive relationships, directed, written and produced by Stephanie Ramones
Domestic abuse, both emotional and physical, has been an issue plaguing relationships for centuries.
Nearly, 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime, and 1 in 3 female homicide victims are murdered by their current or former partner every year.
Even with the increasing media attention and advances in women rights, domestic abuse still lives in the shadows, with most domestic violence never being reported. This means more women, children, and men, both hetero and homosexuals are suffering in silence and risking their lives with each continued silent day.
This film project is using the silent but powerful art of dance to raise awareness on the dangers of staying in abusive relationship. Starring world champion Philadelphia dance company Art in Motion Latin Dancers we plan on telling the story of a group of women and their struggle in deciding whether to stay or go and the rollercoaster they're on.
Your Donations will help us give to the AIM High Scholarship Fund, which is set up to honor the memory of Aimee Girard whose life was ended by acts of domestic violence.
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Director/Writer: Stephanie Ramones // contigofilms.com
Patrick Florescio, Florescio Films
Kris Mendoza, Maestro Filmworks
"Gotta get through this" by Daniel Beddingfield
"Santo Domingo" by Rodrigo y Gabriela
Director of Photography: Patrick Florescio
A Cam Operator: Dan Leung
MōVI M15 Operator: Andrés Torres // Robot Village
DIT/Assistant Director: Erik Lu // descendantfilms.com
Assistant Camera: Graham Wolfe
Grip: Bobby Daimon
Production/Dancer Assist: Trixy Lora
Primary Choreographer: Darlin Garcia
Second Choreographer: Liz Becerra
Associate Choreographer (Gotta Get Through This): Sekou McMiller
Make up/Hair/Props/Wardrobe: Samantha Ivelisse Bastone
Costumes: Issa Beltran DiSciullo
Craft Services: Tisa Davenport
Dance Team: Art In Motion Latin Dancers // phillyaimdancers.com
Leading Actress and Dancer: Liz Becerra Castro
Leading Actor and Dancer: Darlin J Garcia
Special Thanks to Resolution Rentals and Globe Dye Works