Fourth film of the serie In Tandem
Guillaume Côté, choreographer and dancer with Yannick Nézet Séguin and the musicians of the Orchestre Métropolitain. Costume by Yso south.

Inspired by the experience gained in 2020 with the realization of the digital project A Shared Solitude, Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur continues to support creation in all its shapes and gives presents in 2021 the new digital project In Tandem.

Four short films directed by Ben Shirinian, combining dance and other artistic forms and filmed in different theatres in the beautiful Laurentian region, are launched in 2021. These short films present a combination of dancers of different styles, and artists from various artistic disciplines: poetry, opera, gospel song and classical music.

  • Ben Shirinian
  • Guillaume Côté
    Key Cast
    "Choreographer and Dancer"
  • Yannick Nézet-Séguin
    Key Cast
  • Marcelle Mallette
    Key Cast
    "First solo violin"
  • Nancy Ricard
    Key Cast
    "Second solo violin"
  • Elvira Misbakhova
    Key Cast
    "Solo viola"
  • Christopher Best
    Key Cast
    "Solo cello"
  • Gilbert Fleury
    Key Cast
    "Solo Double bass"
  • Caroline Séguin
    Key Cast
    "Flute solo"
  • Marjorie Tremblay
    Key Cast
    "Oboe solo"
  • François Martel
    Key Cast
    "Solo clarinet"
  • Alexandre Lavoie
    Key Cast
    "Percussion solo"
  • Jennifer Bourdage
    Key Cast
    "Piano solo"
  • Dorothéa Ventura
    Key Cast
    "Harmonium solo"
  • Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur
  • Lookout
  • Yso South
  • Greta Hodgkinson
    Creative assistant
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    10 minutes 52 seconds
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    September 15, 2021
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Director Biography - Ben Shirinian

Ben Shirinian has built a career out of pushing the boundaries of visual storytelling in his pursuit to create compelling content. Ben began his professional career in advertising, heading the broadcast department at one of Canada’s leading advertising agencies. There he was able to hone his stylistic vision directing and creating both traditional and digital content for global brands. He also served as Creative Lead for Sony PlayStation and led the campaign for the highly anticipated launch of PlayStation 3 in Canada.

Some of Ben's other career highlights include writing and directing LOST IN MOTION, an award-winning branded content film series in collaboration with The National Ballet of Canada and world-renowned ballet dancer and choreographer Guillaume Côté. The film made its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival and garnered international media attention. Following the success of the first film, Ben completed a striking follow up, LOST IN MOTION II, which won Best Cinematography at the Canadian Society of Cinematography (CSC) Awards and Best Editing at the AICE Awards.
Ben is also set to direct LAND OF DECORATION, the upcoming feature from Oscar nominated producer Gil Netter (LIFE OF PI), NEVERAFTER from producers Sentient and Endurance, and AMERICAN DRIFTER, the upcoming feature film from Oscar nominated producer Robbie Brenner (DALLAS BUYERS CLUB).

Ben is currently co-owner of a Toronto-based commercial production company, LOOKOUT specializing in motion graphics, design, animation and live action for a wide range of global clients.

Ben is represented by CAA and Lighthouse Management & Media for feature films and television.

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