‘What Comes Between Fear and Sex’ Premieres at NewFilmmakers June 27th

We are excited for the official New York premiere of our latest short film, “What Comes Between Fear and Sex” at NewFilmmakers on Wednesday June 27th at 8pm.

Accompanied by four other shorts that look at modern romance and troubled youth, “What Comes Between Fear and Sex” (14 min, 2011) chronicles the emotional turbulence of a teenage couple who leave the prom and enter a wilderness of confusion from which they may never return. The film was directed and choreographed by Anna Brady Nuse, scored and co-written by J Why, starring Donna Costello and Matt Sweeney as well as the voice of Minnie Dee.

NewFilmmakers screens at Anthology Film Archives on the Lower
East Side at 32 Second Avenue & 2nd Street.

Admission is $6 for the whole evening.
Go to NewFilmmakers.com to view the entire line-up.

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Fünf is Fini

Here is a trailer for my latest videodance, Fünf ‘n’ Twist.

In this dialogue-less triptych, a boy and girl leave the prom and enter a wilderness of confusion from which they may never return. (Total running time is 14 min)

Now entering the film festival circuit, please check back here for announcements of upcoming screenings and events for Fünf ‘n’ Twist!

Directed by ANNA BRADY NUSE
Written by ANNA BRADY NUSE & J WHY
Starring: DONNA COSTELLO & MATT SWEENEY
Original Music by J WHY

Post-Production Underway for Fünf ‘n’ Twist Trilogy

After a year and a half in which I had a baby, moved out of NYC (to the lovely city of Beacon), and produced a couple seasons of videodance events for Pentacle’s Movement Media Project, I’ve finally carved out some time to finish my trilogy of post-modern American adolesence, Fünf ‘n’ Twist. My goal is to put it in the “can” by June 21st, 2011 (Summer Solstice), and I’m happy to report that major progress has been happening! I’ve finished a rough cut of Part 2–an apocalyptic scene of the jaded and strung out prom couple in the future that provides a nice “twist” after the camp of the Prom scene in Part 1. I’ve trimmed down the prom sequence of Part 1 to its pithy essence, and J Why, my wonderful composer is getting ready to record the music for Parts 1 and 2 next month.

Funny enough, Part 3 in the park, which was the first sequence we shot (on no budget) way back in summer of 2007, seems to be holding up to the test of time and we’re not touching it for now. At the end, everything will need to be color corrected and mastered so it sits well together.

Here are a few tasty stills from Part 2:

 

Sitting at the Table with belt (Fünf 'n' Twist, pt 2)

 

Alleyway chase (Fünf ‘n’ Twist, Pt. 2)
The Interrogation (Fünf ‘n’ Twist, Pt. 2)
Boy belt mouth (Fünf ‘n’ Twist, Pt. 2)

Credits: Anna Brady Nuse, director; Kerrie Welsh, cinematography; Cast: Donna Costello (girl), Matt Sweeney (boy).

Shot in the basement of my former apt building in Inwood, Manhattan (thank you neighbors!).

Fünf ‘n’ Twist Photo Montage

Here are photos from two finished sections of our videodance triptych, Fünf ‘n’ Twist. The indoor shots are of the prom scenes in which the boy (Matt Sweeney) steals a belt with a brass eagle buckle from the stern German Matron (Donna Costello). The outdoor scenes are when the boy and girl (Matt & Donna) flee the prom and escape to an overgrown city park where they finally get it on. This spring we plan to shoot a middle section that will be a flash forward of the couple in a dark apocalyptic future in which power plays over the belt buckle escalate into violence.