Before Talkies

Within the walls of her humble suburban palace, Lillian is living and loving life on her own terms. When darkness creeps in and her queendom is threatened, will the consequences prove cat-astrophic?

  • Lauren Ohmer
    Creator and Performer
  • Annie Drew
    Cinematographer and Editor
  • Kayla Affrunti
    Production Supervisor
  • Caroline Hartman
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Silent, Dance, Comedy, Dance Film, Choreography, Dance on Camera
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 16, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography

Lauren Ohmer is a NYC-based dance artist holding a BFA in Dance from Butler University and an anticipated MFA in Dance from Montclair State University (2019). With extensive technical training in classical ballet and modern dance, Lauren performed with dance theater company, Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama, for ten years and served as the choreographer's assistant. The expressive nature of dance theatre and the relationship between movement and meaning continue to inform Lauren's original cinematic work, creating whimsical, exaggerated realities wherein the viewer temporarily abides, indulges in the familiarity of the fantasy, and emerges brimming with vibrant images, fresh ideas, and nostalgic memories.

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