Living The Room // Dance for Film

This film is a collection of personal and inherently human stories. It begins with an empty 103-year-old house. Six tidy rooms are distinctly empty except for their echoes of life. When the camera settles in the living room the first chapter unfolds; a sextet, a quartet, a trio, two duets, and two solos take place in the living room, bedroom, kitchen, dining room, bathroom, and foyer to bestir some stories of this house and its people.
Humans as individuals often get stuck in routine without realization – just as each of the women in this film continue on with their cyclical processes. Sometimes outside forces and relationships can push / pull a person to new places and experiences, but the home, as a place of comfort, ownership, and things, often perpetuates routine. As such, during the film all sense of chronology takes a surreal effect: day and night are switched and order-less, dances will often happen in the background of other pieces, dancers to be in two places at once, and phrases and props are often recurring causing a disconnect to time. Perhaps all of the dances are occurring simultaneously. Perhaps the story is an endless loop.

  • Dylan Wilbur
    Director
  • SubRosa Dance Collective
    Writer
  • Dylan Wilbur
    Writer
  • Duke Stebbins
    Writer
  • Christopher Peddecord
    Writer
  • Design By Goats
    Producer
  • Christopher Peddecord
    Producer
  • Kailee McMurran
    Key Cast
  • Jessica Evans
    Key Cast
  • Zahra Banzi
    Key Cast
  • Lena Traenkenschuh
    Key Cast
  • Tia Palomino
    Key Cast
  • Carlyn Hudson
    Key Cast
  • Patrick Blevins
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Dance
  • Runtime:
    32 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 40 NORTH Dance Film Festival
    San Diego, California
    United States
    October 14, 2016
    North American Premiere
  • Broken Knuckle Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    October 20, 2016
  • MEXICO CITY VIDEODANCE FESTIVAL
    Mexico City
    Mexico
    December 3, 2016
  • ADF's Movies By Movers
    Boone, North Carolina
    United States
    July 12, 2017
  • Movement and Flow: Portland Dance Films
    Portland, Oregon
    United States
    July 26, 2017
    Portland Premiere
  • Northwest Screen Dance Expo
    Eugene, OR
    United States
    October 13, 2017
Director Biography - Dylan Wilbur

Dylan Wilbur is a filmmaker and animator recently transplanted from the Midwest. He makes films of all shapes and sizes, bringing a playfulness and expressive style to each and every project. His work as an cinematographer and editor on the web series, "The Digits" (shot in St. Johns) has twice been nominated for an IAWTV award, and he has produced numerous music videos and animations for local bands. He doesn't find much time to spare, but if he did he'd probably spend it hiking in the gorge, camping, or otherwise getting as far away from a computer as possible.

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