A Butoh inspired piece exploring the burden of existence.
The visual experience of Conchita Campos' 5 Deep Under is a "dance" of sort in which burden is a being, never thanked, but long wearied and searching for closure just like every one of us. Our protagonist floats through life getting heavier by each burden encountered and here we see her final 3 before she embraces the bright light and sees what's possible when burden is no more.
Official Selections (2015 -2016):
Woodstock FF (Nominated: Best Short Narrative)
Coney Island FF (Winner: Best Short Film)
Athens International Film & Video Festival
San Francisco Black FF (Nominated for Best Short Film, Best Concept (Runner-up), First TimeFilmmaker)
Manhattan Film Festival
New Filmmakers NYC
ChainNYC Film Festival (Winner: Best Narrative Short, Best Director)
Harlem International FF
New Voices in Black Cinema at BAMCinematek
Frozen Film Festival (Winner: Best Short Narrative)
Shortz! FF (Winner: Best Drama)
Baltimore International Black Film Festival
The San Francisco Film Awards (Award of Excellence in Category of New Filmmaker)
The story of an artist who has reached the end of his rope. What happens when the best lose their steam and the reserve becomes dry?