In This Corner

Tomoe's confidence takes a hit after placing 2nd. With the help of her parents, she remembers why she dances.

  • Alain Gr-Polanco
  • Alain Gr-Polanco
  • Alain Gr-Polanco
  • Karely Perez
  • Tomoe “Beasty” Carr
    Key Cast
  • Sophie Sim
    Key Cast
    "Young Tomoe"
  • Noah Rodgers
    Key Cast
  • Shinobu Fujiwara Carr
    Key Cast
  • Cebo Terry Carr
    Key Cast
  • Tisa Harriot
    Key Cast
  • Desmond Jackson
    Key Cast
    "Boxing Ref"
  • Alain Gr-Polanco
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, Dance, Surreal
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Japanese
  • Shooting Format:
    Arri, Hi8
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Red Bull X GFS - Establishing Shot Screening
    New York
    United States
    September 15, 2023
    Official Selection
  • Artist Showcase - A Night of Films by Alain Gr-Polanco
    New York
    United States
    October 10, 2023
    Theatrical Premiere
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Red Bull Media House
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Alain Gr-Polanco

Alain Gr-Polanco believes that art opens dialogue and helps connect communities and expands empathy through shared emotions. Alain is an Afro-Latino who grew up in Washington Heights eating platanos and discovering the blatant contradictions in the perception vs the reality of their community. Their work strives to present complex topics, such as masculinity, identity, and culture, infused with a sense of child-like playfulness and joyful color. They graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Film and Television, so you know they're legit. Their main focus is photography and filmmaking, but they have been known to experiment in other mediums, both physical and digital.

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