Surface Waves

A wordless woman rises to confront herself through a dance of self-liberation. Featuring choreography and dance by Carolyn Pavlik, along with an original soundtrack by Robin Guthrie, the film evokes a mystical story-line of struggle and release.

  • Reed O'Beirne
    Last of Our Kind
  • Reed O'Beirne
    Last of Our Kind
  • Carolyn Pavlik
    Key Cast
  • Robin Guthrie
    White Bird In A Blizzard, Mysterious Skin
  • Ted Grudowski
  • Sam Gray
    Sound Effects
    Last of Our Kind
  • Jamie Hunsdale
    Foley Artist
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Dance Cinema, Experimental Film
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 18, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    super-8mm film
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • U.S. Super-8mm Film + Digital Video Festival
    New Brunswick, NJ
    February 20, 2015
    World Premiere
    Honorable Mention
  • Seattle International Film Festival
    Seattle, WA
    May 21, 2015
  • San Francisco Frozen Film Festival
    San Francisco, CA
    July 18, 2015
  • Wordless International Short Film Festival
    Sydney, Australia
    November 28, 2015
    Australian Premiere
  • Southern Colorado Film Festival
    United States
    October 15, 2016
  • Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema
    United States
    November 12, 2017
  • Exploding Cinema
    United Kingdom
    April 21, 2018
    European Premiere
Director Biography - Reed O'Beirne

Originally from Natchez Mississippi and now residing in Seattle Washington, Reed is a graduate of the creative writing program at Vanderbilt University, and founder of Emerald Reels, an organization dedicated to supporting artistic filmmaking. Reed has been pursuing filmmaking and photography since 1993. His films have screened widely at film festivals and art events including the Ann Arbor Film Festival and The Oaxaca Film Festival.

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