Experiencing Interruptions?


A 16mm dance project created in response to shelter in place orders in Los Angeles, CA, March 2020. An outlet for chaos and the enduring need to connect. Safer apart, alone together.

  • Talia Shea Levin
  • MUDA / Maritza Navarro
  • Amanda Leigh Jerry
    Original Song - "It's Not Much Longer Now"
  • Alex Knee
    Original Song - "It's Not Much Longer Now"
  • Jasmine Agredano
    Key Cast
  • Juliet Deem
    Key Cast
  • Kat Devoe-Peterson
    Key Cast
  • Lynn Hong
    Key Cast
  • Arie Levine
    Key Cast
  • Micah Moch
    Key Cast
  • Katie Peabody
    Key Cast
  • Soren Royer-McHugh
    Key Cast
  • David Clifford Turner
    Key Cast
  • Adam Leene
  • Lynn Hong
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    Dance, Drama
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 23 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 17, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Sugar23 & Short of the Week's SHELTER SHORTS

    Best of Shelter Shorts
  • Dance Magazine

    Video of the Month
  • Free the Work

    Music Video Round-Up
  • Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival
    Best Art Film
  • Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema
    Boulder, CO
    United States
    Audience Award - Honorable Mention
  • MOVING BODY Festival
    Encouragement Award
  • Salute Your Shorts Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Opening Night Drive-In Screening
  • CAPITOL Dance & Cinema Festival
    Washington, DC
    United States
    Official Selection / Quaranscreendance
  • Confinement Online Film Festival
    Seattle, WA
    United States
Director Biography - Talia Shea Levin

Talia is a Director, Writer, and Producer for film, theater, and virtual reality. She uses speculative storytelling and non-naturalistic narrative techniques, from dance to science-fiction, to get closer to human truths.

Her short film Next Time took home an Audience Award at the Academy Award-Qualifying Nashville Film Festival and also screened at HollyShorts Film Festival. Her dance films have been featured across international platforms and festivals including Short of the Week, Booooooom.tv, Dance Magazine, Source Creative, The Cut Magazine, and PÖFF Shorts, and she has served as a jury member for the National Film Festival For Talented Youth and the L.A. Dance Film Festival.

In her work for corporate clients such as Uber ATG and NanoString Technologies she ensures that story is always the beating heart of the project.

After obtaining her degree in Directing and Screenwriting at Carnegie Mellon University, Talia drove from her hometown of Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles, where she now resides.

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Director Statement

It is a strange time for art-making. Crisis reveals just what is essential. This project was born out of a need to reinvent community from a safe distance, to anchor in collective experience on the shores of a changing world. And it is not enough. There is so much work still to be done to hold each other through the chaos, to continue building together toward a new normal. We set out to ease the enormity of this transition for ourselves, for anyone who watches with us, through a shared dance: a glimpse of joy, the gasp of release found in moving alone together.