Center Link

Center Link derives from Anna's own experiences of changing schools, moving to new cities, traveling, and putting herself in situations outside of her comfort zone. It explores the dynamic between the act of staying grounded in who you are and the internal and external changes involved in adapting to new experiences and people. These new experiences can be symbolized by the different locations around Seattle featured in the film, and the repetition and evolution of a variety of specific dance movements symbolize the parts of a person that are underlyingly continuous, yet constantly evolving. Experiences ultimately shape who we are. Both good and bad, they make us stronger, more powerful, and more grounded and in touch with ourselves. Center Link: How does your core--your center--link to everything around you? And vice versa, how does everything around you build your center?

  • Riley Nachtrieb
    Director
    Intentions
  • Anna Greenstein
    Director
  • Riley Nachtrieb
    Writer
    Intentions
  • Anna Greenstein
    Writer
  • Anna Greenstein
    Producer
  • Anna Greenstein
    Key Cast
  • Sam Boyar
    Key Cast
  • Corina Cruz
    Key Cast
  • Sophia Cohen
    Key Cast
  • Reese Cachero
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 25, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD MPEG-4
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1920 × 1080
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Distribution Information
  • Youtube
Director Biography - Riley Nachtrieb, Anna Greenstein

ANNA GREENSTEIN
Anna has been dancing for 9 years. She started out taking ballet, but in her high school years moved her focus towards contemporary dance. She trains at Exit Space School Of Dance and Velocity Dance Center. She recently graduated from The Bush School. This is her first time choreographing and directing. She is excited to continue her choreography and film exploration.

RILEY NACHTRIEB
Riley is a student filmmaker currently enrolled at West Seattle High School. She has gained experience through working with her father and his film company, 1iopen Productions, at an early age. As well as creating her own short films. She has also created weekly video announcements over of the 2018-19 school year.

Never having met each other, Anna emailed Riley to film her senior project. With a definite 'YES!', they both collaborated on the dance experimental short film Center Link. Through creating the core concept, story boarding trial and errors to editing, both created the film with passion. With the success of creating their first film, they plan on making more together in the future.

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