An amazing line-up of stars in my viewfinder last night at The Scala at the Wavemaker launch of "weareprojectzero"! Including The Strypes, Will Heard, Hidden Charms, Mick Taylor, Bernard Fowler & Ronnie Wood (below). Visit www.weareprojectzero.org for more info!
All photos by Foteini Christofilopoulou www.foteini.com
The films can be seen here: http://www.postcardsfilms.com/pages/films.html
At a time when refugees arriving in Europe seems to be such an important issue again, it made me reflect on the short film "Home" that we made in 2002, and how relevant it still is. This film was a community project as well as a dance/documentary film, and in it we explored the theme of 'home' and what it meant to young people and their families living in East London. In our journey to make the film, we discovered that many of the families at our local schools had come to the UK as asylum seekers from war-torn countries, or had been affected by war in other ways. We told some of their stories through a combination of interview and through choreography.
This is from a performance I shot last year at a private event. I really love 13 year-old Mary's performance of The Dying Swan by Anna Pavlova.
Composer: Saint-Saëns – Le Cygne / The Dying Swan
Dancer: Mary Riley
Choreographer: Natalia Kremen
Musicians: Krzysztof Moskalewicz – Piano, Leander Kippenberg – Cello
Filmed & Edited by Anton Califano
Whilst in Jeju, South Korea - delivering a mobile-device filmmaking project, and making a documentary, me and my UCA Farnham (UK) students went with some students from NLCS, Jeju to the beach for the morning and made this little dance film. We had a lot of fun, and a really pleased with the finished result. Take a look at the film (below).
The Harubang are the Gods that protect the islanders in Jeju, South Korea. This short dance film explores the myths and traditions around the Harubang and how they are seen by the new generation of South Koreans.
This film was made as a result of a unique collaboration between staff and students from UCA Farnham (UK) and NLCS, Jeju (South Korea).
Choreographer: Claire Benson
Filmmaker: Anton Califano
This is a short piece of video I shot last week for Greg Billingsley for his Remembrance dance piece which is currently a 'work in progress'. This video is from the 2nd rehearsal which took place at the English National Ballet.
Rose has come to the studio to dance away her grief for the loss of her partner Albert who was shot on the Front Line. His spirit joins her and they dance one last time and she has a vision of the moment of his death.
Choreography: Wayne Eagling
Rose: Elena Glurjidze
Albert : Simon Williams
Music: 'What Passion Cannot Music Raise or Quell' from Handel's Ode For St Cecilia's day
2015 EASTERN EDGE FILM "LITTLE SOLDIER" wins a Special Mention Jury Award
Little Soldier (Exec Produced by Anton Califano) was singled out for a London Calling Jury Award Special Mention, with the jury saying: "This film has been carefully-rendered, with strong direction and superb acting throughout. It was refreshing to see a short which captured its council estate setting's sense of community, rather than viewing it through a negative lens."
The Awards marked the end of a year-long process through which some 21 filmmaking teams were selected from over 620 applications, receiving production funding and a high-level package of training, support and expert industry mentoring. Sixteen films were made via the London Calling initiative and five via London Calling Plus, which champions black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) talent with a track record in storytelling and is delivered as part of the BFI NET.WORK for supporting new talent
The films covered many genres, from comedy to horror with plenty of drama and thrills in between, were judged by a jury of industry experts comprising BAFTA-winning producer Stephen Woolley, Finn Halligan, Chief Critic and Reviews Editor at Screen International, Briony Hanson, Head of Film, British Council, Deborah Sathe, Head of Talent Development and Production, Film London, Rich Warren, Festival Producer, Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival and chaired by Josic Cadoret, Producer of Film London's Short Film Schemes. The filmmaking team behind Rainbow Party received this year's £2,000 prize.
We are looking for original short film ideas from emerging and experienced filmmakers living or working in REDBRIDGE or WALTHAM FOREST to produce an original short film. Two grants of up to £4,000 are available for fiction, documentary or animation films. The award also includes free professional support from an Executive Producer, training from industry professionals, access to production facilities and opportunities for public screenings.
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