Daring to dance in public

This on-location short film uses alternating dancers in sharp, angled movements opposite mover Jobel Medina, all to signal the volatility of identity in an unsteady relationship.

Official selection, Dare2Dance in Public Film Festival, Los Angeles, Jan. 2020

Directed by Directed by Kevin Strickland with Alex Gomez, performances by Jobel Medina, Demetia Hopkins-Greene, and Kalynn Marin, music by Joe Kye and Black Books, choreography by Lara Wilson

January 2020

Demetia Hopkins-Greene on location

In this short movement-on-location film, we focus on contrasting bodies as two sides of the same woman, reflected in the expansive surrounding land and water. Dancers Demetia Hopkins-Greene and Kalynn Marin cycle through unison and dissonance, creating bold airy shapes at close and wide angles, cut between movements that don’t necessarily connect.

Official selection, Newport Beach Film Festival “Dance in your shorts” program, April 2018

Directed by Alex Gomez, additional videography by Jamie Frasier, performances by Demetia Hopkins-Greene and Kalynn Marin, music by Joe Kye, choreography by Lara Wilson

January 2018

LINES Ballet dancers in the wild

In this three-part film on-location, Montgomery and Henry move with steadfast curiosity, marking time with movement motifs. Still and slow shots leave the framing to the natural landscape.

Official selection, San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2014 / screened in Jerusalem, Israel in the c.a.t.a.m.o.n. From Jaffas to Agripas dance festival, music by Peder Peder (collaboration with record company)

Directed by Jonah Einstein, performances by Michael Montgomery and Courtney Henry, costumes by BB Dakota, choreography by Lara Wilson

July 2014

One-shot dance short

BRUSQUE centers on a domestic argument, a study of carelessly thrown but deeply personal insults that know exactly which buttons to push. This dance film places feeling at the forefront with one-shot footage, whirling camera choreography, and hands-on partnering.

Official selection, Newport Beach Film Festival “Dance in your shorts” program, April 2018

Directed by Kevin Strickland with Alex Gomez, performances by Kalynn Marin and Jobel Medina, music by Joe Kye, choreography by Lara Wilson, painting by Alrik Yuill

January 2018

Sandra Morlett for KIKIRIO Swim

Model and mover Sandra Morlett dances carefree on the shore for KIKIRIO Swim, with movement direction by Lara Wilson.

July 2018/For KIKIRIO Summer 2018