Proximity

We live by unconsciously measuring the
inverse distances of our proximity.

Inspired by these words from poet David Whyte, we set out to develop a visual poem, as we searched for what is intrinsic in our relationship with others. Collaborating with my son Roman and composer Jonny Pilcher, the film is for those who are reaching for something more but can’t quite grasp it. For those on their journey, not yet at their destination.

  • Andrew Dawson
    Performance
  • Roman Sheppard Dawson
    Shot and Edited
  • Andrew Dawson
    Director
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 12, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Black Magic
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • London International Mime Festival (commissioner)
    London
    United Kingdom
    January 18, 2021
    UK
  • Portland Dance Film festival
    Portland
    United States
    October 17, 2021
    North American
    official selection
  • moving body Festival
    Varna
    Bulgaria
    October 29, 2021
    Best video Art
  • Thomas Edison Film Festival
    Hoboken
    United States
    Jury selection
Director Biography - Andrew Dawson

Andrew studied dance with Merce Cunningham in New York and theatre in Paris with Philippe Gaulier, Monika Pagneux, and Jacques Lecoq.

In 1984-1992 he formed Mime Theatre Project with Gavin Robertson. They created the theatre show ‘Thunderbirds F.A.B.’ touring to small venues and eventually performing 6 seasons in London’s West End and two world tours. Andrew has worked with an extraordinary range of theatrical and creative projects with companies such as RainPan43, Redcape Theatre, ENO, MET Opera NYC & The Young Vic.

He has became a Feldenkrais practitioner attending a professional training programme (1990 -1994) and Hatha Yoga Teacher training (2016) reflecting his curiosity into the physical body, mindfulness and movement.

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