"Coffee literally changes the way we see, think, and interact with other people. BUT FIRST is our way of exploring this through two of our favorite mediums, film and dance."
- Erin Brown Thomas (director), Mike Esperanza (choreographer)
BUT FIRST was made as part of San Francisco Dance Film Festival's annual Co-Laboratory program in collaboration with the National Center for Choreography at the University of Akron's Dancing Laboratories. A filmmaker and choreographer are paired together for one week to make a short dance film.
Directed by Erin Brown Thomas
Choreographed by Mike Esperanza
Featuring Tiffanie Carson, Erin Love, Sarah Housepan
Creative Producer / Co-Producer: Lindsay Gauthier
Co-Producer: Christy Bolingbroke
Director of Photography: Tyler Clark
Production and Costume Designer: Inda Blatch- Geib
Editor: Erin Brown Thomas
Sound Design: Mike Esperanza
Line Producer: Dave Hayward of Red Point Digital