Summary:

An open grass field in the middle of nowhere. A young paraplegic girl awakes from an intense dream of falling. She begins to make her way home, crawling and struggling through the wild unkempt land. Exhausted from the journey, she spirals back into a state of reverie where she has an encounter with the ‘boy from her dreams’. He takes her hand and moves her in unexpected ways.

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Magical Realism, Romance, Dance
Runtime: 14 Minutes
Formats: 1920×1080 HD / DCP / HDCAM

Production Company: Ballet Jörgen Canada

Acknowledged support from:

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ReelWorld Film Festival (Toronto)


April 2 – 6, 2014
http://reelworld.ca

Sedona International Film Festival


February 22 – March 2, 2014
http://www.sedonafilmfestival.org/

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival


October 18 – November 11, 2013
http://www.fliff.com/

Glovebox Short Film & Animation Festival (Boston)


November 9, 2013
http://glvbx.com/

Montreal World Film Festival


Focus on World Cinema
August 22 – September 2, 2013
http://www.ffm-montreal.org/

Festival de Cannes


Cannes Court Métrage – Short Film Corner
May 15 – 26, 2013
http://www.cannescourtmetrage.com

Johnny Vong

Director
Johnny Vong is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker based in Toronto, Canada. He is the Digital Producer at Ballet Jörgen Canada, and was formerly the New Media Marketing Coordinator at The National Ballet of Canada. Having established himself in the performing arts industry, Johnny also works in the Toronto motion picture industry as a Unit Stills Photographer. He is a graduate of OCAD University with a major in Integrated Media. He has worked on a vast range of projects including features and shorts films, documentaries, and television programs.

Taylor Gill

Lead Actress
Taylor Gill trained when she was young at the Alberta Ballet and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet schools. She began her professional training in Vancouver with Yaming Li at Pacific Dance Arts, and she spent her summers training at a variety of schools including the Banff Centre for Performing Arts, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Boston Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Miami City Ballet and Atlanta Ballet. Taylor qualified as a semi-finalist, and as the only Canadian, at the 2007 Shanghai International Ballet Competition in China. In 2008, she joined Atlanta Ballet Company’s Fellowship program on paid scholarship and she performed Little Swans in John McFall’s Swan Lake, in Michael Pink’s Dracula and Christopher Hampson’s Sinfionetta Giocosa, as well as the lead role as the Evil Queen in Bruce Well’s Snow White. She was a member of Ballet Jörgen Canada's Junior Company in 2012.

Daniel Da Silva

Lead Actor
Originally from Brazil, Daniel Da Silva began his ballet training in 2005, in Santa Barbara D'oeste with Ana Rita Da Silva. In 2007, Daniel received a full scholarship to train at Pacific Dance Arts in Vancouver with Li Yaming. In 2008, Daniel competed at the Youth America Grand Prix in NYC and finished in the top twelve. He was offered a full scholarship to participate in the summer program at Jacob's Pillow. Daniel was also a guest dancer for two seasons with Ballet BC, performing a premier piece by James Kudelka and classical ballets Carmen and Peter Pan. He has also performed variations from Flames of Paris, Swan Lake, Raymonda, Don Quixote and Coppélia.

Hiroto Saito

Choreographer
Hiroto Saito was born in Kobe, Japan and began dancing at the age of 7 at Sadamatsu Hamada Ballet School. He went further to study at the English National Ballet School in London, and during his time at ENBS, he took part in summer courses at the Princess Grace Academy in Monaco and performed with English National Ballet. Upon graduating, he joined Hong Kong Ballet under the direction of Stephen Jefferies and performed in many classical and contemporary ballets. He has been fortunate to work with internationally recognized choreographers and repetiteurs. His major roles include Romeo and Mercutio in Bengt Jörgen’s Romeo and Juliet, Nathaniel in Jörgen’s Coppélia, Interrogator in Wayne Eagling’s Last Emperor as well as Dimitry in Jörgen’s Anastasia. Hiroto has danced with Ballet Jörgen Canada since the 2007-2008. He participated in Ballet Jörgen Canada’s Junior Company in 2012 as a teacher.

Executive Producer
Bengt Jörgen

Music by
Bjorn Lynne
Dan Phillipson
Yuri Sazonoff

Editing and Cinematography by
Johnny Vong

Crew:
Steven Pukin …. first assistant director
Cameron Nixdorf …. first assistant camera
Steven Ejbick …. supervising sound editor and sound mixer
Alexis Eskandari …. foley artist
Sarah Koekkoek …. production assistant and boom operator
Leilah Vayid …. still photographer

Special Thanks:
Ngardy Conteh
Regan Macaulay
Stacey-Lee Maughn
Andrew Nicholas McCann Smith
Kevin Risk