Periscope

A dance film shot entirely on the iPhone 7+, Periscope is the point in time when a performer transitions from the actual world to an imagined one. The further you go, the more the lines blur...and maybe even disappear.

  • Alexis Young
    Director
  • Paige Barnett
    Director
  • Paige Barnett
    Choreographer
  • Paige Barnett
    Dancer
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Dance, Drama, Experimental, Alternative, Indie, iPhone
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 31, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    50 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    iPhone 7+
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 92Y Mobile Dance Film Fest
    New York City
    United States
    July 28, 2018
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Alexis Young, Paige Barnett

Alexis Young is a graphic designer and photographer in Lafayette, LA. Though Alexis has done numerous creative jobs commercially, this is her debut as an independent film-maker and cinematographer. "Periscope" is the first project in what will hopefully become a collection of mind-bending short dance films.

Paige Barnett is a professional dancer and choreographer in Lafayette, LA. She choreographed "Delicate Things" a short dance film that was chosen for the NACHMO Film Project screenings in NYC. She has also performed in Shrug's music video, "Falling Into Wine." "Periscope" is Paige's first directorial endeavor, and she hopes to continue creating movement-films that blend the worlds of alternative film-making and dance.

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Director Statement

This film was shot by first-time filmmakers, completely on an iPhone 7+, and cost $40 total. We couldn't have done it without the support from our friends and the "local artist paradise" that is Lafayette, LA. Thank you.