Hamadryad

A dancer, or perhaps a wood nymph, rehearses alone in a New York studio enchanting herself into the forest that inspired her dance.

  • Nancy Allison
    Director
  • Paul Allman
    Director
  • Nancy Allison
    Writer
  • Paul Allman
    Writer
  • Nancy Allison
    Producer
  • Paul Allman
    Producer
  • Miki Orihara
    Key Cast
  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Experimental, Dance, Nature
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 18, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    HDV
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Film Society of Lincoln Center's Dance on Camera Festival
    New York City
    January 31, 2015
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Mykonos Biennale
    Mykonos, Greece
    July 3, 2015
    European Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Honolulu Screen Awards
    Honolulu, HI
    May 5, 2015
    Best Hawaiian Film
  • IndieFEST Film Awards
    LaJolla, CA
    May 14, 2015
    Award of Merit:Nature/Environment/Wildlife
  • Philadelphia Screendance Festival
    Philadelphia, PA
    February 7, 2016
    Pennsylvania Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Oklahoma Dance Film Festival
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    February 7, 2016
    Oklahoma premiere
    Offical Selection
  • Colortape Film Festival
    Brisbane, Australia
    August 19, 2016
    Australian Premiere
    Top 100
  • Another Independent Film Festival
    Madison, WI
    United States
    November 13, 2015
    Wisconsin premiere
    Official Selection
  • Festival International du Films sur l'Art
    Montréal, Quebec
    Canada
    March 13, 2016
    Canadian premiere
    Official Selection
  • São Carlos Videodance Festival
    São Carlos, São Paulo
    Brazil
    August 19, 2016
    South American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Jacob Burns Film Center Dance on Film Festival
    Pleasantville,NY
    United States
    October 24, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Cinemística 2016
    Granada
    Spain
    Spanish premiere
    Official Selection
  • Depth of Field International Film Festival 2016
    Delaware
    United States
    Award of Excellence/ Short Films, Award of Excellence/ Cinematography, Award of Exceptional Merit/ Editing
  • YoFi Festival
    Yonkers, NY
    United States
    November 5, 2017
    Hudson Valley premiere
    Official Selection
  • Underexposed Film Festival
    Rock Hill, SC
    United States
    May 12, 2018
    South Carolina Premiere
    Official Selection
  • VOB Film Festival
    Carmel, NY
    United States
    September 1, 2018
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Nancy Allison, Paul Allman

Nancy Allison (Co-producer/director/Dance Stager) has danced in major ballet companies, theater productions and on the concert stage. She was one of the three-member Theater of The Open Eye company awarded the prize for Best Company at the 15th International Festival de la Danse at the Theatre de Champs Elysees in Paris. Her choreography has been presented by the Athens Festival in Greece, House of Composers in Moscow, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Festival, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Blossom Music Festival in Cleveland, OH and Artquake in Portland, OR, among others. She is the executive producer and featured dancer of the three volume video archive, Dance and Myth: The World of Jean Erdman. She has taught on faculty and as a guest artist at universities throughout the U.S from NYU to University of Hawaii and in Italy at University of Venice and as a regular guest artist for INDACO (Indomite Incursioni di Danza e Arte Contemporanea) in collaboration with Danza Venezia. She has received grants from the NEA, NYSCA, Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation, as well as, the Laurance Rockefeller gift in support of her work. Allison is currently artistic director of Jean Erdman Dance for which she stages Erdman’s classic modern dance repertory from the 1940s and 50s on companies throughout the US.

Paul Allman (Co-producer/director/editor) has worked as a video producer, director, cameraman and editor for Broadway productions, at Radio City Music Hall and for numerous museums throughout the US and abroad. He co-directed and edited the documentary Proud to Be Verizon, which won Cine’s Master Series Award for Best Non-Broadcast Production in the U.S., beating out HBO and many others. Allman edited the feature-length documentary, Speaking With Music, about a piano competition pitting child prodigies against each other, which has been broadcast on over 40 PBS stations nationwide. He directed and edited the short documentary Hidden in Plain Sight, the story of an emotional reunion of a Holocaust survivor and her rescuer, 60 years later, for the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR). Four other films he produced and directed for JFR have all won multiple awards. Allman designed several multi-screen installations for the newly renovated Normandy Museum in France, which included visually tracking the D-Day invasion in an eight-minute film entitled Beyond the Beachhead. He has also designed multi-screen exhibits for the Jamestown Museum, the Palm Beach County Museum, the United States Naval Academy Museum, the NCAA Hall of Champions and the College Football Hall of Fame. Most recently he produced a multi-screen video for SPIES: The Exhibition now showing at the Discovery Center in Times Square.

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