Driven by a frenzied score, and stunning choreography, "Entry" follows one woman’s journey as she revisits key moments of the last year — in order to find her voice. "Entry" was developed in collaboration with indigenous artists based in Ogaa Po Ogeh — the occupied Tewa territory known as Santa Fe, New Mexico. This art-forward film examines the nature of isolation, activation, transformation, and reintegration.

  • Raviv Ullman
  • Jennifer Rivera
    Executive Producers
  • James Darrah
    Executive Producers
  • Alex Simon
  • Bird's Nest Family
  • Anne Pesata
    Key Cast
  • Sarah Hogland-Gurulé
    Key Cast
  • Eugene "TreyVision" Pickett
    Key Cast
  • Anna Schubert
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Dance, Opera
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Opera Philadelphia's Festival O
    United States
    October 2, 2022
    East Coast Premiere
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Long Beach Opera
    Sales Agent
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Raviv Ullman

Raviv Ullman is a director, actor, and musician working across all mediums around the world. His TV credits include work for ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, HBO, MTV, Disney, and Comedy Central. As a theater artist Ullman has worked both in NY and around the US with Atlantic Theater Co, Second Stage, The New Group, Roundabout Theater Co., The Ahmanson, The Geffen Playhouse, Huntington Theater Company, and more.

He recently made his operatic directing debut for Long Beach Opera and Boston Lyric Opera with an episode of the world premiere “Desert In” and composer Wang Lu, has worked extensively directing music videos and commercials, and is currently in post production for Standing Ground -- a documentary on the Standing Rock protests.

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Director Statement

What happens when we allow ourselves the space to listen to the pieces within us we’ve let lie dormant?

ENTRY aims to explore the nature of the shadow self- the aspects of our psyche only accessible when we stop and listen. As society slowly re-enters what we deem as normality, and after the collective trauma we’ve experienced, the aim of our film was to find our way back through dance.

As a white boy living in Los Angeles it was important to explore this moment through collaboration; ENTRY is choreographed by indigenous dancer Anne Pesata from New Mexico and supported by an entirely BIPOC cast. The text is written by indigenous poet Bluebird, who made human ecology the center of our work. Collaborating with Santa Fe based composer Alex Simon of ToneRanger and Sovereign Sounds Project, which facilitates recording projects in the Indigenous communities of the Southwest, we built an operatic and cinematic world through which to build our narrative.

At this moment in history there is no more important work than the preservation of our planet and the ecosystems that reside; as an artist it is clear to me that the only way to approach this work is to allow ourselves the space to go deep within so that we may awaken and heal.

- Raviv Ullman