Quell

Quell is the shared history and present of two souls, distilled into a moment, suspended in space and time. It is a window into a love that has turned sour, where care has turned into a smothering, intense dependency. We watch as tenderness becomes something violent, and two people are caught between the urge to escape, and the allure of surrendering to a familiar loop of toxic patterns. Deeply inspired by Sylvia Plath's poem, The Rival (https://hellopoetry.com/poem/714/the-rival/), Quell is a portrait of fear, remembered love, resentment, and the human tendency to hold on tightly to things which cause us pain.

  • Anna Rose
    Director
  • Katie Sadler
    Director
  • Anna Rose
    Producer
  • Katie Sadler
    Producer
  • Berit Ahlgren
    Key Cast
  • Justin Faircloth
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Dance Film, dance, romance
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 16, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Dixon Place
    New York
    United States
    September 16, 2018
    North American Premiere
  • Athens Video Dance PRoject
    Athens
    Greece
    January 19, 2019
    European Premiere
Director - Anna Rose, Katie Sadler