Aloneliness: A Screendance

Aloneliness: a screendance is a short dance film directed by Rachel Searcey and choreographed/performed by Summer Baldwin. The film is a re-imagining of an experimental modern dance piece for the stage, Aloneliness, that Summer Baldwin choreographed and performed in 2016 (originally including other dancers, live vocal accompaniment and a mixed media art installation). In the film adaptation, the dancer explores the experience of becoming overstimulated in social interactions, which causes her to seek relief in peaceful solitude; only to find that too much solitude leads her to feelings of crushing loneliness. The film follows her arduous journey through these dark emotions, into the overwhelming relief she finally realizes upon their passing.

  • Rachel Searcey
    How to Dig Your Own Grave (2002), The Perfect Partner (2009)
  • Summer Baldwin
    Key Cast
    Cornbread Cosa Nostra (Lead), The Dead Man's Number (Lead)
  • John Reyes
    Director of Photography
  • Summer Baldwin
    Fly-By-Night Dance Theater - NYC dance company member and aerial soloist
  • Rachel Searcey
    How to Dig Your Own Grave (2002), The Perfect Partner (2009)
  • Rachel Searcey
    Video Editor
    How to Dig Your Own Grave (2002), The Perfect Partner (2009)
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    screendance, surreal
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 30, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Cinema 4K & HD 1080p
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Director Biography - Rachel Searcey

A Girl and her Goldfish Productions was established in 2016 by Rachel Searcey, a graduate of Texas Christian University (2005) with a B.S. in Radio/TV/Film. Before that, she produced, wrote, edited, and directed various short films and music videos under Vegetable Thing Productions (2000-2009). As a freelance video editor for Circle R Media (now CRM Studios), she has experience with corporate training videos and commercials for companies like Radio Shack, GameStop, and Budweiser.

A Girl and her Goldfish Productions has covered wide variety of productions: live events, dance choreography videos, short films, and screendance. Rachel has extensive experience with production and post production, using Adobe Creative Cloud 2018. Specifically: Premiere Pro, Audition, Media Encoder, Illustrator, Light Room, Photoshop, After Effects, & Prelude.

​In 2017, Rachel Searcey and Summer Baldwin founded the Gulf Coast Women in Film Group, dedicated to supporting, networking, and producing films with female filmmakers and artists.

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