舞语 Dances

舞语

Dances

导演|雷蒙·沃特金斯

编剧|雷蒙·沃特金斯

主演| 阿道夫·阿兰胡埃斯、阿里斯·马格尼佐斯、米歇尔·杨、拜莉-罗斯·法纳姆、伊莎贝拉·穆赫兰、苏玛琳娜·维诺托、史蒂夫·塞缪尔、奥杰姆迪·乌德、詹姆斯、麦克唐纳、马特·本森

制片人|斯蒂芬妮·韦斯特伍德

摄影|爱丽丝·斯蒂芬斯

类型|实验短片

时长|5分钟

完成时间|2018年

对白语言|无对白

字幕|无

地区|澳大利亚

制片公司|海眼影业

故事梗概

本片通过舞语和动画探索澳大利亚酷儿社区约会软件的真实体验。

导演介绍

雷蒙的工作跨越三个领域:编剧、导演和编辑。在获得了电影电视学士学位和编剧硕士学位的基础上,八年间在该行业为电影、电视和网络的叙事、纪录片和商业项目方面做出发展和贡献,始终以对戏剧叙事的热情为主导。

雷蒙于2018年通过短片纪录片《舞语》首次亮相ABC iView(澳大利亚广播公司运营的视频点播和补播电视服务),通过舞语和动画探索酷儿体验。灵感则来自他自己对Grindr(同性交友约会手机软件)等交友软件的使用。该项目在各类国际著名电影节上放映,并为他赢得了酷儿荧屏组织 (QueerScreen)的新兴酷儿电影制作人奖。

雷蒙对戏剧结构的热情使他首次涉足长篇剪辑时便取得了成功。纪录片《圣雅各的天空》为他赢得了新西兰国际纪录片电影节2019年的最佳剪辑提名。《圣雅各的天空》一举成为2019年新西兰的头号纪录片,并在英国和爱尔兰的亚马逊Prime(付费订阅音乐和视频流媒体服务)上发布。

2020年1月,雷蒙以他的试播剧本《爸爸们》,一部以玩世不恭的同性恋父亲为基调的作品,被选为首届“澳大利亚编剧梦想协会奖”(In Dreams Fellowship)的获奖者。通过此奖项,他能够进一步开发剧本,该项目因此被第二届Impact Australia(为来自澳大利亚的有创意的故事讲述者们提供为期八周的加速辅导计划)所接受。雷蒙目前正在构想新的电视节目,并一直以墨尔本为中心做商业内容方面的剪辑。当他不工作时,他喜欢弹钢琴,并向任何愿意倾听的人滔滔不绝的聊惠特尼·休斯顿。

导演阐述

Director|Ramon Watkins

Screenwriter|Ramon Watkins

Cast|Adolfo Aranjuez, Alis Magonezos, Michelle Young, Bailee-Rose Farnham, Isabella Mulholland, Sumarlinah Winoto, Steve Samuel, Ogemdi Ude, James, MacDonald, Matt Benson

Producer|Stephanie Westwood

Cinematographer|Alice Stephens

Genre|Experimental short documentary

Length|5min

Year|2018

Dialogue|No dialogue

Subtitles|None

Region|Australia

Production Company|Eye Sea Films

Synopsis

A collection of true experiences on dating apps from the Australian queer community, explored through dance and animation.

Director Biography

Ramon works across three disciplines: screenwriting, directing and editing. Building on a Bachelor of Film & TV and a Masters of Screenwriting, he has spent 8 years in the industry developing and contributing to narrative, documentary and commercial projects for film, TV and web, always lead by a passion for dramatic storytelling.

Ramon made his ABC iView debut in 2018 with the short documentary Dances, exploring queer experiences through dance and animation, inspired by his own use of apps like Grindr. The project screened at prestigious festivals internationally, and earned him QueerScreen’s Emerging Queer Filmmaker Award.

Ramon’s passion for dramatic structure made his first foray into long-form editing a success, with the documentary Camino Skies earning him a nomination for Best Feature Editing at DocEdge 2019. After a successful theatrical run, becoming the No.1 documentary in New Zealand for 2019, it was released on Amazon Prime in the UK and Ireland.

In January 2020, Ramon was selected for the inaugural In Dreams Fellowship, off the back of his pilot script Daddies, an irreverent take on gay fatherhood. Through the fellowship he was able to develop the script further, and was subsequently accepted into Impact Australia 2 with the project.

Ramon is currently developing concepts for television, and consistently cutting commercial content around Melbourne. When he’s not working, he loves to bash around on the piano and talk at length about Whitney Houston to anyone who will listen.

Director’s Statement

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