Kai is a dancer struggling to perfect her movements. She practices at home, avoids going out for drinks after training, and is endlessly chastised by her dance teacher, all to no avail. This changes when she has a collision with joy, and learns how to let go and express her pleasure freely.
Earlier this year, Magnum ice-cream teamed up with i-D to create a short film competition called "Be True To Your Pleasure", inviting emerging filmmakers to send in their short film ideas about personal pleasure and the joy of letting go. The three winners were announced in August and received funding, production support and a mentorship from award-winning filmmaker Xavier Dolan to help make their ideas reality.
FLOW - Adelaide Dance Festival, Australia - 19-20 July 2018.
Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria - 10 September 2016.
Animasyros International Animation Festival + Agora, Syros, Greece - 24-27 September 2015.
Totem Arti Festival, Ferrara, Italy - 12-15 June 2014.
Portsmouth Short Film Night, NH, USA - 29 May 2014.
Next Dance Cinema - Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, USA - 9-10 December 2013.
Danza Xixon, Gijon, Spain - 22-24 October 2013.
Incubate, Tilburg, The Netherlands - 16-22 September 2013.
MovingWalls, Ferrara, Italy - 7 September 2013.
Dance@30fps, Gateway Film Center, Columbus, USA - 4 April 2013.
Brighton Photo Fringe, The Old Market, Brighton, UK - 6 October-18 November 2012.
Oklahoma Dance Film Festival, USA - 3-4 November 2012.
Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville, NY, USA - 21-27 September 2012.
Cinedanse Montreal, Canada - 20-23 September 2012.
ICMC 2012, Institute for Sonic Arts Research, Ljubljana, Slovenia - 9-15 September 2012.
Incubate, Tilburg, The Netherlands - 9 September 2012.
Festival Internazionale del Cinema D'Arte, Bergamo, Italy - 14-21 July 2012.
In The Palace International Short Film Festival, Varna, Bulgaria - 29 June-7 July 2012.
Dance Camera West, LACMA, Los Angeles, USA - 28 June 2012.
Arcipelago Film Festival, Rome, Italy - 15-22 June 2012.
L’Hybride, Lille, France - 9 June 2012.
ACT Festival (as part of Cinedans On Tour 2012) - Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain - 31 May-3 June 2012.
DI_Stanze - International Festival of Sonic Arts, Catania, Italy - 23-26 May 2012.
Athens Video Art Festival, Greece - 18-20 May 2012.
Leicester International Dance Festival, UK - 12-27 May 2012.
Segnali - Rassegna di Arti Audiovisive e Performance, Perugia, Italy - 7-9 May 2012.
Mediawave International Film and Music Festival, Gyor, Hungary - 26-30 April 2012.
Mecal Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain - 15 April 2012.
ECU - European Independent Film Festival, Paris, France - 30 March-1 April 2012.
Go Short International Short Film Festival, Nijmegen, The Netherlands - 14-18 March 2012.
Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain - 14 March 2012.
Mumbai International Film Festival, India - 3-9 February 2012.
Dance on Camera Festival, New York, USA - 27-31 January 2012.
London Short Film Festival, UK - 6-15 January 2012.
Cinedans, Amsterdam, Netherlands - 1-4 December 2011.
VideoDanzaBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina - 22-27 November 2011.
Mostra Invideo, Milano, Italy - 16-20 November 2011.
Dance:Film 11, Edinburgh, UK - 12-19 November 2011.
Braunschweig International Film Festival, Germany - 8-13 November 2011.
Festival Europeen du Film Court de Brest, France - 8-13 November 2011.
Bolzano Short Film Festival, Italy - 8-12 November 2011.
Leeds International Film Festival, UK - 3-20 November 2011.
Aesthetica Short Film Festival, UK - 3-6 November 2011.
Cinetoro Film Festival, Toro Valle, Colombia - 2-7 November 2011.
Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival, Brazil - 28 October-6 November 2011.
Cinemed, Montpellier, France - 21-29 October 2011.
Festival International du Court Metrage, Lille, France - 19 and 24 October 2011.
Paris Courts Devant, France - 13-16 October 2011.
Ozu Film Festival, Modena, Italy - 13-16 October 2011.
VAD International Video and Digital Arts Festival, Girona, Spain - 6-15 October 2011.
Message to Man International Film Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia - 24 September 2011.
Split Film Festival, Croatia - 10-17 September 2011.
Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival, Brazil - 27-30 August 2011.
Kilburn Film Festival, Tricycle Cinema, London, UK - 9 July 2011.
Cannes Lions: Part of a 4-Screen Installation for The Mill, France - 19-25 June 2011.
Wimbledon Shorts Film Festival, London, UK - 18 June 2011.
Toronto CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival, Canada - 3 June 2011.
57th Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Germany - 7 May 2011.
Aspen Shortsfest, USA - 7 April 2011.
Director / Kerren Lumer-Klabbers
Producer / Birgitte Rask
Head of Production / Melanie Dastmalchi
Director of Photography / David Bauer
Camera Assistant / Kasper Bundvad
Gaffer / Andreas Carbel
Gaffer Assistant/Runner / Alexander Stenholt
Production designer / Jeanett Brahe
Costume / Anne Kongsbak
VFX / Sacha Wech
Girl / Thit Aaberg
Spaceman / Frederik Carlsson
H.J. Hansen Vin
Svenssen Family / Brøndby Strand
Our film follows the story of a young person's struggle with gender identity.
Director: David Wilson
Exec. Producer: Sue Yeon Ahn
Producer: Jason Baum
DP: Larkin Seiple
Lead Actor: Andrew Garfield
Choreographer: Ryan Heffington
Dancers: Hani Abaza, Tom Pardoe, Logan Schyvynck, and Austin Westbay
Gang: Preston Acuff, Gregoer Boru, Jacob Peacock and Steven Vulin
Old Couple: Barbara Conway and Greg Lucey
Bartender: John Whitaker
1st AD: Jesse Fleece
Art: Jason Kisvarday
Editor: Thomas Grove Carter @ Trim
Stylist: Francis & Pereira
Casting: Hayley Simpson @ Plaster Casting
Colorist: Simon Bourne @ Framestore
VFX: Munky & Chris Bristow
Sound: Neil Johnson @ Factory
Steadicam: Ari Robbins
Super 8mm footage (unused, but very much appreciated): Tag Christof
Special thanks to Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
Very special thanks to Our Lady J who was an integral source of knowledge and wisdom as well as a pillar of strength and support throughout the process of making this film. We love you.
Starring SIMONE SCHMIDT and ALTHEA CORLETT
Director of Photography: GEORG SIMBENI
Assistant Director: CAROLINA RATH
Hair & Make-Up: LISA SCHWALBE and PEGGY DIETRICH
Gaffer: MICHAEL CLEMENS
Focus Puller: MARTIN HANSEN
Grip: DANIEL REDEL
Production Assistant: JULITA WITT
Production Driver: WILLEM SCHENK
Produced by SEEWALD & HANNA UG
for REBECCA & NATHAN
London Dance Film Festival 2016
San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2016
Loikka Dance Film Festival 2016
Bestias Danzantes 2016
Bogota Shorts 2016
Interfilm Berlin 2016
Short Film Week Regensburg 2016
Cascadia Dance & Cinema Festival 2016
Jumping Frames 2016
Bamberger Kurzfilmtage 2017
Landshuter Kurzfilm Festival 2017
Dance at Illinois 2016
Flatlands Dance Film Festival 2016
Open Eyes 2017
Festival Of Nations 2017
NW Film Center 2017
Kurzfilmfest München 2017
Reggio Film Festival 2017
"The performative spectacle effectively pushes and pulls you in a glitchy yet seamless progression. […] As the two perform a synchronized mirror image dance, the result is a yin-yang tango."
THE CREATORS PROJECT
"Ballet and geometric patterns, and a new sound collide in this Awe-Inspiring Music Video"
"…the two dancers Simone Schmidt and Althea Corlett give a classical performance blending with electronic music, geometric lines and contrasts. A hypnotizing and dynamic production…"
"Two beautiful dancers embody life’s extremes in Ralf Hildenbeutel‘s […] must-watch music video."
"You will be fascinated by this mesmerizing choreography that blends classical dance and electronic music."
"Ein digitales Gesamtkunstwerk auf ungemein vielen Ebenen."