Experiencing Interruptions?

Resting Places: A Ballet Film

When we stop believing in our dreams, we die. Nadia Mara and Heath Gill star in this ballet film about a successful businesswoman who has forsaken her childhood dream of becoming a professional dancer. Choreography by Tara Lee. Music composed by Varvara Gaigerova and performed by Eliesha Nelson, with Glen Inanga.

  • Adam E. Stone
    Janet: A Silent Ballet Film, Thank You for the Letter, Abstractly You Loved Me, Cache Girl Saves the World
  • Adam E. Stone
    Janet: A Silent Ballet Film, Thank You for the Letter, Abstractly You Loved Me, Cache Girl Saves the World
  • Adam E. Stone
    Janet: A Silent Ballet Film, Thank You for the Letter, Abstractly You Loved Me, Cache Girl Saves the World
  • Nadia Mara
    Key Cast
  • Heath Gill
    Key Cast
    Janet: A Silent Ballet Film
  • Tara Lee
    Janet: A Silent Ballet Film
  • Jason T. Greene
    Cinematographer and Editor
    Janet: A Silent Ballet Film
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  • Genres:
    dance film, ballet film, experimental short, narrative short
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 2, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Atlanta Ballet Block Party 2015
    Atlanta, Georgia
    August 29, 2015
    World Premiere
  • Twin Rivers Media Festival 2015 (22nd Annual)
    Asheville, NC
    September 12, 2015
    North Carolina Premiere
    Official Selection
  • ITSA Film Festival 2015 (6th Annual)
    Sonora, California
    November 14, 2015
    California Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Blaquefyre Independent Film Festival 2016 (3rd Annual)
    Centralia, Illinois
    January 9, 2016
    Illinois Premiere
    Official Selection and Winner of People’s Choice Award for Best Experimental Film
  • Crossroads Film Festival 2016 (17th Annual)
    Jackson, Mississippi
    April 2, 2016
    Mississippi Premiere
    Official Selection
  • The Colony Short Film Festival 2016 (10th Annual)
    Marietta, Ohio
    March 4, 2016
    Ohio Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Eastern NC Film Festival (2016) (3rd Annual)
    Winterville, North Carolina
    April 30, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Cerdanyola Screen 2016
    Cerdanyola, Spain
    April 29, 2016
    European Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Alhambra Theatre Film Festival
    Evansville, Indiana
    April 8, 2016
    Indiana Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Shorts Off Film Festival
    Wales, United Kingdom
    May 5, 2017
    United Kingdom Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Hobnobben Film Festival
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
    June 18, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Healdsburg Flix Mix Short Film Festival
    Healdsburg, California
    United States
    June 17, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Free State Festival
    Lawrence, Kansas
    United States
    June 20, 2016
    Kansas Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Dance Film Fest at Detroit Dance City Festival
    Detroit, Michigan
    United States
    August 25, 2016
    Michigan Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Cinema Soup Film Festival
    Mattoon, Illinois
    United States
    August 19, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Columbia Gorge International Film Festival
    Big Bear Lake, California
    United States
    September 22, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Greensboro Dance Film Festival
    Greensboro, North Carolina
    United States
    September 16, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Goddess on the Throne/Film Fest Kosova
    September 1, 2016
    Kosovo Premiere
    Official Selection
  • China International New Media Short Film Festival
    October 2, 2016
    China Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Mexico City Videodance Festival
    Mexico City
    December 3, 2016
    Mexico Premiere
    Official Selection
  • FilmFest by Rogue Dancer (July 2021 Edition)
    Raleigh, North Carolina (online, limited access)
    United States
    July 23, 2021
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Adam E. Stone

Adam E. Stone's latest feature film is the poetic essay film "Atmospheric Marginalia" (2022). His films have been featured at approximately 200 prominent, well-curated festivals worldwide, and have won numerous awards. Short poem and essay films include "Bridge" (2024), "form" (2024), "as the night" (2023), "Tyranny of the Unafflicted" (2023), "If Any" (2021), "Awake" (2021), "Specks and Flashes" (2020), "Elegy for Unfinished Lives" (2020), "an entombing(dis)entombing" (2020), "Declarations" (2019), and "Gods Die Too" (2018). Previous short dance films include "Do Not Forget the Lost" (2019), "Summer Friend: A Ballet Film" (2016), "Resting Places: A Ballet Film" (2015), and "Janet: A Silent Ballet Film" (2014). He also is the writer, producer, and co-director of the feature-length fictional essay film "Abstractly You Loved Me" (2013), and is one of the co-producers of, and conducted many of the interviews for, the feature-length documentary "Black Hawk Down: The Untold Story" (DVD 2019). In 2012, Stone wrote and produced the spoken-word ballet "A Life Unhappening," which is about the impact of one woman's Alzheimer's disease on three generations of her family. In 2010, he wrote, directed, and produced the DVD novel "Cache Girl Saves the World: A Novel in Visions." He is also the author of three conventional print novels: "Xamon Song" (2006), "Kingston Fugue" (2007), and "The New Harmonies" (2009).

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