Shaping Scars

‘Shaping Scars’ takes the viewers on a journey with two girls who once loved each other, but while one is able to embrace herself openly (and therefore their relationship), the other is struggling to step into the light and shake off her demons. They love, they hate, they are passionate, intimate, they get physical when one hurts the other, they make love, they raise then break one another. Through dance, music and spoken word we witness a true love story which was equally inspired by the creators' straight, gay and lesbian relationships making the film a true testament of love being universal.

The poem within the piece opens with a reference to King Edward VIII who abdicated in 1936 because of a woman he adored, Wallis Simpson. The launch of this film in December 2016 marks the 80th anniversary of Edward abandoning the throne because his love for her was that powerful. But not all of us could make that sacrifice...

  • Zsolti 'Sholtay' Szabo
    Director
  • Zsolti 'Sholtay' Szabo
    Producer
  • Dancers - Fanni Esterházy & Hargitai Mariann
    Key Cast
  • Poet - Fern Angel Beattie
    Key Cast
  • Composer - Christopher J Ward
    Key Cast
  • Choreographer - Lajos Péter Túri
    Key Cast
  • Director of Photography - András Kiss Gravi
    Key Cast
  • Editor - Csilla Zsély
    Key Cast
  • Hair & Makeup - Ágnes Pataki
    Key Cast
  • Production Manager - Ágnes Radványi
    Key Cast
  • Lighting Technician - László Barna
    Key Cast
  • Acting Coach - Gbemi Ikumelo
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Screen Dance, spoken word, lesbian, dance film, LGBTQ, Contemporary Dance
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 19, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    Hungary
  • Country of Filming:
    Hungary
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Zsolti 'Sholtay' Szabo

Screen Dance Director Sholtay has been involved with dance for over 20 years now. Originally from the Hungarian countryside, he moved to London in 2010 and started to work at Danceworks, a renowned dance studio in the heart of London. The supportive environment not just enabled him to build an extensive dance network but also to strengthen his business and creative skills.

From 2013 he started to gravitate towards filmmaking and Screen Dance, which is enabling him to create visually impactful pieces and to support emerging artists by showcasing their talent and providing them guidance in self-promotion and business management.

Sholtay is also the founder of the ‘London Dance Film Makers’ Facebook group, his proudest achievement is to perform in the London Olympics Opening Ceremony in 2012, and he feels passionate about theatre and travelling.

His philosophy for life: “Be the change you wish to see.”

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