CONTROL (2016)

Synopsis

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?

Main Cast:

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.

Film Stills

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
PRODUCTION STILLS
Screenings 

Cast & Crew Credits

 

Captive

Blythe Meechan

 

Masked Captor

Zoe Pringle

 

 

Writer/Director/Producer

Aimie Willemse

 

1st Assistant Director

Ross Kelly

 

Script Supervisor

Omiros Vazos

 

Director of Photography

Sefa Ucbas 

 

1st AC

Clare McIntyre

 

Best Boy

Aidan O'Mara

Drone Operator

Iain Ferguson

 

Sound Recordist/Design

Bob Robertson

 

Makeup Artist

Nike Johnston

 

Costume Designer

Elizabeth Brown

 

Production Stills

Jo Osborne

 

Colourist

Seamus Corgan

 

Editor

C.J. Lazaretti

Composer

Scott Mungin

 

Tech Info

25fps

1920x1080p 

1.78:1 (16:9) aspect ratio

H.264 codec

48Hz AAC sound

Reviews

(The Independent Critic, 19/05/2017) 
(One Film Fan, 10/04/2017) 

*All photographs were taken by Jo Osborne

The works of Infinite Studios and Writer/Director Aimie Willemse