Seeking crew for videodance shoot Aug 1-2

This summer, I am excited to be shooting the middle section of my videodance triptych Fünf ‘n’ Twist about an archetypal teenage couple who represent America’s clumsy cultural adolescence in the 20th Century. Over the last two years I’ve shot the first and third sections of this triptych, and you can see rough cuts of them here on vimeo: http://www.vimeo.com/user526063/videos.

This summer I am shooting the middle section which is a dark and foreboding duet, in the basement of my Pre-war building in Inwood, and I am looking for volunteer production assistants to be part of the crew. The shoot dates are Saturday Aug 1st and Sunday Aug 2nd all day from approximately 9am-6pm in Inwood (near the last stop of the A train at 207 St).

Here is a description of what I’m looking for.

2-3 Production Assistants: Flexible, strong, energetic, and eager to learn about the makings of a videodance! Must be available on Aug 1st & 2nd 9am-6pm. Also need prep help all day July 31st. No pay, but a great way to gain experience and skills. You will be given credit on the film and fed!

For more info, please contact me at anuse@speakeasy.net

Seeking Dancers and Crew for a Videodance Shoot

Fünf 'n' TwistMatt Sweeney and Donna Costello in Fünf ‘n’ Twist, photo: Anna Brady Nuse

In August I am shooting a new videodance entitled Fünf ‘n’ Twist, an abstract narrative short about a teenage couple at the prom. The prom scenes will be shot Thursday Aug 14th and Friday Aug 15th all day from approximately 8am-6pm in Washington Heights. Currently I am looking for male dancers as well as several crew positions both paid and non-paid.

About Fünf ‘n’ Twist: Using dance, ritualized movement, evocative sounds and imagery, the classically American rite of passage of the prom will be depicted as a metaphor for the adolescence of the country itself as it lurches clumsily towards a cultural adulthood. Last spring I shot the final scenes of the film, and you can see a rough cut study of the ending here on vimeo: http://www.vimeo.com/1134237.

Below are descriptions of the positions I’m looking for.

Talent:

3-6 male dancers for prom scene. Must be able to dance (or be comfortable moving), and could pass for a prom-goer. Having your own tux is a plus, but not required. You must be available between 9am-5pm on Aug 14th and 15th. Pay will be $75/day. Please send a current headshot/photo to anuse@speakeasy.net.

Crew positions:
Production Manager: Responsible for assisting the director/producer with pre-production planning and managing all the logistics of the production. Will coordinate cast and crew, and stay on top of the budget and time schedule during the production. Must be available 8am-8pm Aug 13th-15th as well as for some preliminary planning work leading up to these days. Fee commensurate with experience. Please send resume to anuse@speakeasy.net.

Production Designer/Art Director: For a ’60’s era prom scene in a short experimental dance video. Must be resourceful, and able to make magic with a small budget! Must be available 8am-6pm Aug 13th-15th and for planning meetings with the director & DP leading up to these days. Fee commensurate with experience. Please send resume and portfolio/reel to Anna Brady Nuse: anuse@speakeasy.net

Lighting Designer/Grip: Shot-specific lighting for a ’60’s era prom scene. Must be flexible and able to make magic with a small budget. Must be available 8am-6pm Aug 13th-15th and for planning meetings with the director & DP leading up to these days. Fee commensurate with experience. Please send resume and portfolio/reel to Anna Brady Nuse: anuse@speakeasy.net

Production Assistants: Flexible, strong, energetic, and eager to learn about the makings of a videodance! Must be available on Aug 14th & 15th 8am-6pm. Also need prep help all day Aug 13th. No pay, but a great way to gain experience and skills. You will be given credit on the film and fed!

For more info, please contact me at anuse@speakeasy.net, and if you know of others who would be good for these positions please forward this link to them!