Where do art forms go to die, when ballet and modern are left behind do they dance together in the in-between before parting ways?

  • Jon McWilliams
    Location, The Necessity of Others
  • Emma Lucas
    Key Cast
    The Necessity of Others
  • Clare Kresse
    Key Cast
    The Necessity of Others
  • Ann Elizabeth Badaracco
    Key Cast
  • Holly Berry
    Key Cast
  • Trevor Williams
    Key Cast
  • Elise Partain
  • Liana Genoud
    Assistant Director
  • Damon Porter
    Assistant Camera Operator
  • Kris Hawkins
  • Josie Seymour
    Key Grip
  • Selena Elbl
    Set Decoration
  • Angel Diaz
  • Jon McWilliams
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Dance Film, Experimental Film, Short Film
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 31, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • LouCoLab
    United States
    July 31, 2022
    North American
  • Louisville's International Festival of Film
    Louisville, Kentucky
    October 6, 2022
    Official Selection
  • 4Theatre Selection
    Online Festival
    United States
    November 2, 2022
    Best Miscellaneous
  • NYC Independent Film Festival
    New York City, New York
    United States
    December 30, 2022
    Best Short Experimental
  • Milestones International Film Festival
    Mumbai, Maharashtra
    December 30, 2022
    Single Take / One Shot Films, Best Experimental, Best Set Decoration, Best Assistant Director
  • Magic Silver Screen
    Online Festival
    December 31, 2022
    Best Cinematography
Director Biography - Jon McWilliams

After spending six years as a founding member of Ice Factory Films, Jon is presenting Take as the first project of their next artistic and entrepreneurial endeavor. With movement inspired by William Forsythe they strive to be compared to post-modern choreographers like Alwin Nikolais, Merce Cunningham, and Bill T. Jones. Jon’s work with film began as an interest in using dance filmmaking as a tool for decentralization but the passion has grown to further the field of dance with post-post modern approaches to capturing motion.

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Director Statement

Take allows the viewer to experience movement as a dancer by weaving the camera through the choreography in a single take. The unique perspective provided in this dance film seeks to accomplish the choreographer's goal of making the audience feel one with the creative process.