BEFORE DANCE, THERE WAS JUST

NOTHING

DANCE

THE DOCUMENTARY

LOWELL DEMETITA

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CREDITS

STARRING

DIRECTOR

PRODUCER

EDITOR

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

DIRECTOR OF SOUND

SPECIAL THANKS

LOWELL DEMETITA

LYNN FU

MINH HA

ENISA MURANOVIC

ENISA MURANOVIC

SANDI PRASETYANINGSIH

LOWELL DEMETITA

RMIT MASTER OF MEDIA

CLAIRE JAGER

HELEN GAYNOR

PATRICK KELLY

 
 

ABOUT

The short documentary film 'Dance' is a collaborative media project by a group of four: Lynn Fu, Enisa Muranovic, Minh Ha and Sandi Prasetyaningsih, as the final submission for CMP, Master of Media, RMIT University, Semester 1, 2018.

 

The film was conceptualized, developed and produced over the course of 12 weeks, parallelly to the introduction and practice-led research of documentary filmmaking. The course, Collaborative Media Project, was led by Claire Jager and Helen Gaynor, who supervised the development and production of our project and gave appropriate advice and guidance.

 

The production of 'Dance' is our first ambitious attempt at documentary filmmaking, which is not only celebrated as a completed media product but also as a fruitful learning experience. It offers us an opportunity to explore, experiment, reflect and learn about the making process, by which we gain a profound understanding of the practice.

 

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the ones who contributed to this project and helped us with the production.

SYNOPSIS

'Struggling with depression, Lowell demetita, an enthusiastic urban dancer, confronts his emotional state and comes to an acceptance of himself through the art of body movement.'

Lowell Demetita, a 27-year-old urban choreographer and dancer – reveals his struggle with depression.  He expresses the feeling of uncertainty and nothingness which he experienced during his teenage years, grappling with the difficulty in finding a purpose and motivation to move forward in life. He shares his experience to the world by recreating his darkest feelings through choreography. Although he wins a dance competition with the performance, he cannot escape the gravity of depression, and helplessly falls back into it. Eventually, his passion lights the way out of this darkness and gives him a mode by which he can express himself through the freedom of body movement and accept himself for who he is. 

 

TRAILER

 
 

POSTERS

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THE TEAM

LYNN FU

DIRECTOR

Lynn Fu is the project's Director. She is responsible for conceptualizing the idea for our documentary, and help developing and structuring the story through all stages of production. Her creative contribution is the key to our project's success. Moreover, she also uses her interpersonal skills to help us establish a connection to Lowell Demetita - our talent.

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ENISA MURANOVIC

DOP / EDITOR

Enisa Muranovic is our project's Director of Photography, who uses her artistic eyes to create beautiful images for the film. Enisa is also the main Editor of the project, putting together pieces for the final artwork. By taking up double roles, she is a key player of our team, who contributes significantly to shaping up the film.

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MINH HA

PRODUCER

As 'DANCE's producer, Minh Ha contributes to the project his great management skills to ensure the production is on schedule, efficient and of the greatest quality. His creative input also makes a crucial impact on the project's development process. The project's documentation, poster designs, and website are also the products of Minh's creativity and eye for details.

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SANDI PRASETYANINGSIH

DIRECTOR OF SOUND

Sandi Prasetyaningsih, the DIrector of Sound, plays a vital role in the production process of the film, ensuring all audios are recorded, clean and audible for post-production. She is deeply engaged in researching about technological aspects, as well as providing us significantly helpful assistances all-round and managing our safety procedures. 

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BEHIND THE SCENES

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'DANCE' THE DOCUMENTARY

This is a group project as part of Collaborative Media Project at RMIT's Master of Media, Semester 1, 2018. The project is supervised by Claire Jager and Helen Gaynor. 

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