Locked in a dance of mesmerising mimicry, a prisoner has to fight against her captor's mysterious powers of possession in order to save her life.
Written and directed by Aimie Willemse, this project proved to be an exciting challenge in balancing movement and narration. In collaboration with dancers Blythe Meechan and Zoe Pringle, they explored the themes of depression together through original choreography and stunning visuals to create a compelling story about mental health. Because without control what do we have?
Masked Dancer - Zoe Pringle
With her identity concealed behind a half mask, the Masked dancer is as mysterious and powerful as predator toying her prey. Zoe possessed such a naturally dominate vibe about her, with piercing eyes and radiating power, that it was obvious she was perfect for this role.
The Captive - Blythe Meechan
This character is a prisoner, trapped by her own fear as she find herself no longer in control of her own body as she is forced to move like a puppet. After working closely with Blythe, I found that she capable of showing a very vulnerable side which we worked on honing for the role and we set about portraying how this captivity has transformed her into an almost feral and scared animal but with just a hint of steelly determination.
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Festivals & Screenings
Asia Premiere - PickurFlick Indie Film Festival
New Delhi, India, May 2017
Screening - Thistle Night Independent Film
Edinburgh, Scotland, March 2017
World Premiere - Blueprint 06
Glasgow, Scotland, December 2016
Status: Festival Circuit
Cast & Crew Credits
1st Assistant Director
Director of Photography
1.78:1 (16:9) aspect ratio
48Hz AAC sound