Private Project

Venus Rising

The film depicts the different poses of Aphrodite, shown through the movements of Burlesque dance, interspersed with those of a woman grieving in a hospital. The juxtaposition of these disparate images illustrate the contrasts and connections between these two themes.

  • Alexandra Noble
    Mario Nico (documentary through JumpStart)
  • Alexandra Noble
    Mario Nico (documentary through JumpStart)
  • Koston Kreme
    Key Cast
  • Caren MacNevin
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 30, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    400 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Super 8
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Director Biography - Alexandra Noble

Alexandra Noble's first video, a documentary exploring the oral history of supernatural beliefs in her mother’s birth town in the Philippines, was first screened in late 2016.

She is currently working on another film project focused on the demolition of a local building.

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Director Statement

The idea for this abstract film was inspired by a personal experience of miscarriage and grief. It was also informed by a work of American writer Thomas Moore that explored the different poses in which Aphrodite has been depicted throughout history. Building upon the idea that each of these poses are associated with a perspective or lens with which to view and navigate life, this film explores the notion that these perspectives, when meditated upon, can restore a sense of vitality and openness after experiencing loss.