Into Air

Into Air is a short experimental Dance/Art film exploring issues concerned with mental health and the dark poetics of relationships.Into Air examines the use of non-linear narrative structures in screendance and explores how dance and poetry can foster an engagement with a more sensorial, emotional and poetic experience.

  • Russell Frampton
    Director
  • Ruth Way
    Director
  • Russell Frampton
    Producer
  • Ruth Way
    Producer
  • Anna Miteva
    Key Cast
  • Phillip Hewitt
    Key Cast
  • Leah Dungay
    Key Cast
  • Connor Clarke
    Key Cast
  • Brantley Rodgers
    Key Cast
  • Catarina Lau
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Other
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 12, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Kino der Kunst
    Berlin
    Germany
    November 12, 2019
Director Biography - Russell Frampton , Ruth Way

Russell studied Fine Art at Exeter College of Art, specializing in painting. He completed an MA in Fine art [ Dance/Film project Enclave ] at the University of Plymouth in 2003 where he is an associate lecturer in Theatre and Technology. Russell has been working as a painter, exhibiting his work nationally and internationally for the past 25 years. He has work in private collections in the USA, Japan and Europe. He has worked as a commercial graphic designer, illustrator, muralist and art teacher. Russell has produced set designs, props and scenographic digital video projections for a variety of theatrical projects, including The Lusty Juventus production of m[other] shown in St Pertersburg and Shading the Crime shown in London. Russell is also an active musician and performer, fluent in many styles and has produced and recorded music for film. He is currently promoting the Multi media dance film Blind Torrent [arts council funded dance film project] working on a 360 immersive version of the film for the cultural Olympiad in the summer of 2012 and researching filmmaking and delivering the Dance/Film module at the University of Plymouth.

Ruth studied at the London School of Contemporary Dance, with Merce Cunningham in New York and most recently with dance scholar, philosopher Sondra Fraleigh. Ruth has taught and performed at the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance, for Dublin Contemporary Dance Theatre and internationally with Earthfall Dance.Throughout her career Ruth has worked extensively in the fields of community dance, dance in education, dance performance and choreography and regularly acts as a mentor for emerging dancers and choreographers. She is currently researching the potential benefits of somatic movement practice and its principles for training and educating dancers. Ruth has been a company member of Lusty Juventus physical theatre working with Christine Roberts (a playwright) and Roberta Mock (scenographer/director) since 1996, as their choreographer and one of the main performers. Lusty Juventus have presented their practice as research through performative papers, articles and performances internationally. Ruth has recently been awarded a major Arts Council of England award to develop her practice as a dance film maker and choreographer in collaboration with visual artist Russell Frampton. Ruth is Associate Head of School Arts and Humanities and programme leader for Dance, University of Plymouth, a trustee for Dance In Devon Agency, an external assessor for Cygnet Theatre, Exeter and External Examiner for MA European Dance Theatre Practice, Laban, London.

Work can be seen at : http://paintingsartworks.blogspot.com/
www.russellframpton.uk
Contact r.frampton@btinternet.com 01373 776476 or 07532362169

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Director Statement

Within film we attempt to layer liminal space with non linear narrative structures with a fine art aesthetic.