Director and Editor: Kate Duhamel
Choreography and Performance: Courtney Henry, Michael Montgomery, Babatunji
Music: “Blue Blocks”
Composed and performed by: Jason Moran - Blue Note Records
Director of Photography: Jesse Eisenhardt
Movie Tech: Chuy Valadez
Assistant Camera: Austin Hobart
Graphics and Effects Editor: Chelsea Reed Miller

stray notes

Alone, they were three stray notes.

These amazing dancers from LINES Ballet and I made this film as an invitation to Jason Moran to invite him to be part of a future film project.  

We were scheduled to shoot on a Sunday last December, but on the Friday before, heavy rain was forecast for Sunday so we moved the shoot up to Saturday – which coincidentally was also SantaCon in San Francisco. It’s a miracle there aren’t any Santa’s stumbling around in the background of this film because there were hundreds on the street that day.

the challenge

Creating a narrative short out of a longer story idea that draws the viewer into asking, “What happens next?”