A new contemporary dance film about breaking free from social apathy.
Esther choreographed In my Silence in response to a piece of music by Tomas Rosberg, an Indie rock musician from Argentina, in her new home of Northumberland. She then filmed it over one week on location in Setubal with the help of Portuguese film production company Luckymatrix. Northumberland and Setubal share a joint spirit as they are both areas living in the shadow of a long-ended industry and a port by the sea.
“The piece started with the notion of a voice yearning to be free” says Esther, “but as it developed this deepened as I began to respond to the qualities of both locations. The Northumbrian landscape built on coal and steel and the desolate yet stunningly beautiful location of Setubal became an invisible character in the choreography. Like a human being struggles to reveal deeper shades of identity, so too can regions seek to shake off decades of history.
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in my silence
choreography and performance Esther Huss
music by Tomas Rosberg
directed by Phil Ox
director of photography Paul Tiger
1st assistant director Alex Oates
aerial cinematography Mayerly Marquez Ramirez
chief editor Mayerly Marquez Ramirez
graphic & sound design Phil Ox
colour grading Mayerly Marquez Ramirez
Shot on Canon 5D Mark IV , DJI Spark & Osmo, OnePlus 3t in HD and 4K blasting a JBL BoomBox in the wonderful city of Setúbal, Portugal, Europe.
Post-produced in FCPX, Adobe After Effects, Motion, Logic ProX, Filmconvert on an iMac Retina 5K Display listening at Genelec studio monitors.
Blyth Leisure Centre, Renate and Herbert Huss, Laura Boffardi.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
produced by luckymatrix
producer Phil Ox
© Esther Huss - luckymatrix Lda, 2019