Private Project

A Rootless Tree

An exploration into the concept and question of home, highlighting a common place we all share.

  • Erin Tunbridge
  • Erin Tunbridge
  • Melissa Coleman Sperber
    Featured Dancer
    Sarasota Contemporary Dance Company Member
  • Maggie Lockhart
  • Joe Howard
    Special Thanks
  • Michael Sperber
    Special Thanks
  • Katie Elliott
    Special Thanks
  • Leymis Bolaños Wilmott
    Special Thanks
  • Kevin MacLeod
  • Mike's Camera
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  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 18, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia, United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Houston Home Film Festival
    United States
    August 26, 2017
  • Frostbite Film Festival
    Colorado Springs
    United States
    October 1, 2017
  • Los Angeles CineFest
    Los Angeles
    United States
    January 14, 2018
Director Biography - Erin Tunbridge

Australian native, Erin has been working in dance choreography, teaching, and arts management since 2008. Erin established and directed Zeta Dance Group, a small dance company in Australia, presenting work nationally and internationally. Erin studied at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia, where she earned a Bachelor of Creative Industries in Dance (2009); Bachelor of Education, Secondary (2009) – minor in English; Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries (2010), and Master of Creative Industries in Arts Management and Production (2012). She has taught dance for early childhood, K-12, private dance studios, colleges and universities (including Montgomery College, MD and George Mason University, VA), and adult community classes (including Dance Place, DC).
Erin has worked at Ausdance Queensland (Australia), ClancyWorks Dance Company (MD); and Boulder Ballet (CO) where she continues to work as Marketing Manager and Outreach Director.
Erin’s choreographic work has been commissioned by Joy of Motion Dance Center (DC) and Glade Dance Collective (DC). She was one of 6 emerging choreographers selected for her work ‘Messages’ to be presented at the Ailey Citigroup Theatre in New York City in 2014 as part of Breaking Glass, and was also selected as one of four choreographers for the Fuzion Dance Artists’ (FL) 2015 Summer Intensive and Sarasota Contemporary Dance Company (FL) 2017 Summer Intensive. Erin has presented work at the 2014 Brisbane Fringe Festival (Australia), 2015 Orlando Fringe Festival (FL), and has been choreographing work for Boulder Ballet School since 2016. Erin’s first dance film was selected by Sarasota Contemporary Dance Company to premier during their 2017/18 season.

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Director Statement

As a foreign national, ‘home’ is an idea that has changed for me over time, especially of late. By sharing my understanding of it I hope to provide comfort and enlightenment to all.