The Garden

A world of movement inspired by The Garden of Eden. Does a single choice define who we are? Do we ever truly fall from grace or do we just buckle under the burden of learning and growing older.

  • David Rivas
  • David Rivas
  • David Rivas
  • Andrew Van Dyke
  • Michael Feder
  • Thomas Sherman
  • David Rivas
    Key Cast
    "Lucifer "
  • Nicole Cullen
    Key Cast
  • Jonny Grimes
    Key Cast
  • Ray K. Soeun
    Key Cast
    "Chamuel "
  • Madeline Oldham
    Key Cast
  • Michelle Pavloff
    Key Cast
  • Chyna Moore-Smith
    Key Cast
    "Lilith "
  • Thea Fogel
    Key Cast
  • Olivia Keena Ross
    Key Cast
  • Ava Grace
    Key Cast
  • Michael Feder
    Director of Photography
  • Thomas “Wideyed” Sherman
  • David Rivas
  • Ellie Creedon
    Assitant Choreographer
  • David Rivas
    Costume Designer
  • Project Type:
    Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Dance, Movement, Religion
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 14, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Heavenly Bodies
    Brooklyn, New York
    United States
    November 15, 2021
    North American Premiere
Director Biography - David Rivas

David Rivas is an East Coast based Non-Binary Latinx multimedia artist who emphasizes QTPOC story telling.

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Director Statement

This piece was created in collaboration with the wonderful artists listed in the credits and would not have been possible without them.

This piece is a cathartic means for me to openly discuss my struggles with addiction and sobriety.