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SHADOW/SELF A FILM DIRECTED BY LAURA SCRIVANO

Friday 28th August 2015

We do like to dance at Ten Towers, we glide awkwardly like Martha Graham here. And so we rather enjoyed this film that has been created by a group of talented women including Bianca Spender, she of fragile beauty and lightness of hand. The dancers are Geraldine Hakewill as ‘self’ and Elizabeth Blackmore as ‘shadow’. “Ever since I’ve known Bianca Spender I’ve wanted to collaborate on a film project with her,” tells Geraldine Hakewill. “Her designs are elegant and theatrical whilst maintaining a subtlety. They speak directly to my aesthetic taste and embody my desired expression of femininity. The idea for the film came to me through discussions with Laura Scrivano about our inner critic, specifically as women; this idea of a “shadow-self” that haunts your every move and can render you paralysed with self-doubt. I’ve often thought that this inner critic is so strong that if you could come to accept her and harness her power then she could actually be a force for good – an ally. Samantha Chester, our choreographer, understood our need to tell a clear story through movement rather than just making pretty pictures. We wanted to serve Bianca’s beautiful garments and make something that looked gorgeous whilst never shying away from the immense struggle of battling with the parts of yourself you don’t like. Jane Tyrrell’s wonderful track, which is all about overcoming adversity as a young woman, was the perfect score for our work. I’m thrilled that I could collaborate with such a talented and creatively brave team to create something that is I feel is very unique and beautiful.” Which we like. by av

 

 

C A S T
Self GERALDINE HAKEWILL Shadow ELIZABETH BLACKMORE
P R I N C I P A L  C R E W
Creators GERALDINE HAKEWILL & LAURA SCRIVANO Director LAURA SCRIVANO Producers LIZZIE CATER & ALEX WHITE Executive Producers BIANCA SPENDER & GERALDINE HAKEWILL Cinematographer ROSS GIARDINA Fashion Designer & Stylist BIANCA SPENDER Production Designer SOPHIE FLETCHER Editor ANIL GRIFFIN Colourist YOOMIN LEE Composer & Performer JANE TYRRELL Sound Design & Mix DECLAN DIACONO Hair Designer ALAN BUKI USING O&M Make Up Designer ALI ROBERTSON

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