Body Cells

Body Cells is a short dance film inspired by the quote from Haruki Muakami, “Body cells replace themselves every month. Even at this very moment. Most everything you think you know about me is nothing more than memories.”

Filmed in Chambersburg, PA as part of the Wilson College Artist in Residence program, “Body Cells" evokes a sense of chasing an evolving and dissolving idea through pleasing imagery and visual balance. 

  • BARKIN/SELISSEN PROJECT
    Produced by
  • Aaron Selissen
    Artistic Directors
  • Kyla Barkin
    Artistic Directors
  • Juano Castillo
    Director
  • Kristi Ann Schopfer
    Key Cast
  • Lindsay Harwell
    Key Cast
  • Kyla Barkin
    Choreography
  • Kevin Keller
    Music
  • Project Type:
    Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 7, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    5,925 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Peru
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Juano Castillo

Juano Castillo is from Lima, Perú and has been working as a Creative Director, Art Director, and Director of Audiovisual for over 20 years.

Over the last ten years he has directed fashion films, publicity videos & commercials in Perú, Colombia, Nicaragua, China, Hong Kong, New York, Panamá, and Guyana among others. Castillo was the recipient of a bronze "León" award for his Art Direction of a Proctor & Gamble commercial at the Cannes Publicity Festival and has led the creative teams and formed campaigns for several brands including Ripley and Index y Marquis. As the Audiovisual Director of Republica Films, he directed films for clients such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, i-D Magazine, Falabella, Ripley, Kuna. Incalpaca, and Sumy Kujon. He also created content for documentaries for Banco de Crédito, Grupo Apoyo, Telefónica, The World Bank, International Surfing Association, Hunt Oil and more. Also as an Art Director with Leo Burnett, he conceptualized and designed the new image and re-branding for the channel Frecuencia Latina. More recently, Castillo has delved into creating dance films and has collaborated on several with BARKIN/SELISSEN Project, a contemporary dance company from New York City.

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