body & form

Monochrome to color, static poses turn kinetic to accompany an eerie track. 'body & form: reflections, repetition and opposites' studies the displaced movements of a disjointed body expressed in the first of a three part video series examining the self and identity.

  • P. Sam Kessie
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 15, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    25 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • The Film Lounge/ Iowa Public Television
    Iowa City
    United States
    February 12, 2017
Director Biography - P. Sam Kessie

Emerging filmmaker and artist P. Sam Kessie has years of experience working as a director, producer, assistant director, and photographer on films, documentaries and music videos. She has exhibited her work across the United States, Europe and Africa through her production company, Sankofa Pictures.

Her documentary, 'Zoom Zoom: The Professor', which follows the career of renowned Ghanaian world boxing champion Azumah Nelson, screened at the 2011 National Geographic Society's Women Hold Up Half The Sky Film Series. Her short film 'Routine' - supported by South African production company Spier Films - was an official selection at the Zanzibar International Film Festival and Carthage Film Festival in 2015.

As an alumna of the 2016 Berlinale Talent and 2012 Durban Talent, Kessie has participated with her directorial debut project, 'Unbalanced', for development at the 2012 1st Produire au Sud Script Studio in Durban, the 2014 Open Doors Co-production Market at Locarno Film Festival, and the 6th Durban FilmMart at the 2015 Durban International Film Festival.

Kessie lives and works across the US, Europe and Africa.

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Director Statement

'body & form' is a three part series that uses space and time to reexamine ideas of self and identity existing within surreal environments.