A huge thank you to The Royal Opera House for supporting us by featuring In Her Hands on their Facebook page. The film has been watched over 72,000 times now and we have received some amazing feedback and wonderful comments. Feeling very lucky and proud!
Amazing to be featured on the BBC Culture in Quarantine Platform from 10th June 2020 for two weeks… All our films are now available to watch via the BBC Website, on their Culture in Quarantine page. Go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/ and navigate down to the Dance: Culture in Quarantine section to find ‘Ballet Shorts’.
The films can also be views here on www.pennefatherfilms.com/films until 10th September 2020. It’s lovely to finally be able to share our work with you all!
Esprit du Jardin has happily achieved Official acceptance to Carmarthen Bay Film Festival 2020. Unfortunately, due to the current Covid-19 Corona Virus pandemic, the festival screenings have been postponed until further notice. However, we can share our teaser with you now with a promise of online availability very soon! Watch this space!!
Inspired by the life and work of Camille Claudel and Auguste Rodin, ‘In Her Hands’ reflects on the relationship between the two French sculptors. Starring Russian Ballerina Natalia Osipova (The Royal Ballet) and British Ballet Star Matthew Ball (The Royal Ballet), it is a glimpse into the mind and heart of a woman challenged by the fragility of her own psyche.
A collaboration with ‘Ballet Shorts’, In Her Hands screened alongside Romeo & Juliet: Beyond Words at San Francisco Dance Film Festival in 2019. It also won awards at the Utah Dance Film Festival 2020 : 2nd place for Outstanding Director and 2nd place for Outstanding Costume Design.
Our most recent venture is slowly emerging….
Esprit du Jardin…
A spirit emerges from icy cold water to explore the beautiful snow covered garden she finds herself trapped within. We follow her on a journey as she dances through the changing seasons, summoning the forces of nature until she finally returns to the granite basin from which she arose.
Set to the haunting score ‘Speke’ by Michael Price, and with evocative choreography by Kristen McNally (The Royal Ballet) the Spirit, played by Ashley Dean (The Royal Ballet) moves dreamily to the chill of winter, serenity of spring, warmth of summer and misty dampness of autumn – experiencing them in all their diverse glory.
Stay tuned for more information and our official teaser… coming soon…
Thank you to the Royal Opera House for inviting us to screen ‘The Sun is God’ as part of ROH Remembers on Remembrance Sunday 2018. We had a full house in the Crush room screening the film over the afternoon, along with a great Q&A with Cast Francesca Hayward and Matthew Ball, Choreographer Valentino Zucchetti and Director Alice Pennefather. The Q&A will be online soon!
‘The Sun is God’ received 2 awards at the Utah Dance Film Festival 2019
2ND Place for CHOREOGRAPHY FOR A LENS
THANK YOU UTAH!
We also received an award for Best Cinematography from Arts Triangle Dance Film Festival 2018 and the Audience Award from Flatlands Dance Film Festival – Feeling very honoured to receive such recognition… thank you to all who voted!
DREAMS OF GIVERNY
Other Venice Film Festival – Official Acceptance 2017
Marina Del Rey Film Festival – Official Acceptance 2017
London International Short Film Festival – Official Acceptance 2017
Rosebud Film Festival – Official Acceptance 2017
Frostbite Indie Fest – Official Acceptance October 2017
Paris Short Film Festival – Official Acceptance 2018
Myrtle Beach Film Festival – Official Acceptance 2018
Nevada Women’s Film Festival – Official Acceptance 2018
Door Kinetic Arts Festival – Official Acceptance 2018
Utah Dance Festival – Official Acceptance 2018
Jacksonsville Dance Film Festival – Official Acceptance 2018
Flickers Film Festival, Rhode Island – Official Acceptance 2018
I’m happy to announce that The Sun is God has been accepted into the Short Film Corner of Cannes Film Festival 2018! It will be available throughout the whole event in the video library at Cannes Film Festival May 14th-19th 2018.
Congratulations to all the cast and crew!