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Wrap Me Up

In the community hall, a diverse group of people have gathered in search of an intangible and ethereal sense of meaning. Sheenah Ko is on the podium and as she begins to sing, her voice casting a spell on her audience. That begins to have an irresistible physical effect: individuals start to slide to the floor, compelled to move, perform aggressive flips and tricks, and smash through props.

Wrap Me Up is an independently-produced collaboration between filmmaker Vincent René-Lortie, choreographer Brittney Canada and musician Sheenah Ko that seamlessly straddles and blends the genres of music video, dance film, and narrative story telling.

Part-fantasy and part-nightmare, Vincent René-Lortie and Brittney Canda's video for Wrap Me Up is unsettling, gripping and entertaining, packed with great performances from their ensemble cast of dancers. Sheenah Ko is impressive too as the confident leader, her hypnotic movement and facial expressions help establish the believability of the idea - this woman could really make you lose your mind and get all of your darkest secrets and emotions out into the open.

  • Vincent René-Lortie
    Director
    La Volière, The Man Who Traveled Nowhere In Time
  • Brittney Canda
    Director
    La Volière, The Man Who Traveled Nowhere In Time
  • Samuel Caron
    Producer
    We Had It Coming
  • Vincent René-Lortie
    Producer
    La Volière, The Man Who Traveled Nowhere In Time
  • Sheenah Ko
    Producer
  • Nicolas Boivin
    Key Cast
    "Dancer"
  • Land Of Talk
    Key Cast
    "Dancer"
  • Roya the Destroya
    Key Cast
    "Dancer"
  • Alisia Pobega
    Key Cast
    "Dancer"
  • Miranda Chan
    Key Cast
    "Dancer"
  • Chad E Concepcion
    Key Cast
    "Dancer"
  • Karl Abraham
    Key Cast
    "Dancer"
  • Andrea Ward
    Key Cast
    "Dancer"
  • Jérome Simard
    Key Cast
    "Dancer"
  • Holly Greco
    Key Cast
    "Dancer"
  • Lola Ryan
    Key Cast
    "Dancer"
  • Brittney Canda Gering
    Choreographer
    Music videos for Céline Dion, The Barr Brothers, The O'Pears, Postdata
  • Sheenah Ko
    Composer
    The Besnard Lakes
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    Music Video, Psychological
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 22, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    19,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Indie88 Premiere
    Toronto
    Canada
    November 21, 2019
    Worldwide premiere
Distribution Information
  • VIMEO STAFF PICK
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Vincent René-Lortie, Brittney Canda

Vincent René-Lortie is a Montréal-based film director. He directed several short films and music videos, with an attention to poetic narratives where dream-like and surreal moments are created amidst realistic universes. His work crosses the genres of animation, science fiction, narrative, and dance-film. His films were shown in world-renowned festivals and he collaborated on music videos with several of Canada’s top musicians and bands, such as The Barr Brothers, Busty and the Bass, and Alexandra Stréliski.

Brittney Canda is a contemporary dance artist and director based in Montréal. She performs regularly in an interactive interdisciplinary act with electronic musician, Sheenah Ko and is a company member of Kyra Jean Green’s Trip The Light Fantastic. Brittney’s love for dance, film, and music have led to meaningful collaborations with esteemed musicians, The Barr Brothers, Richard Reed Parry, Elisapie, The Opears, and Calum Graham.

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Director Statement

Having many actions happening at the same time in one location was challenging choreographically, in the shot list, and in the editing. We shot the fight scene in 14 hours. The dancers in the background had to perform with as much intensity as when the camera was directly on them. It was extremely physically demanding and we were so lucky to have such a strong and willing group of dancers.

Our film team is one that we have worked with on many previous projects. There is a level of trust and comfortability that makes the creative process and communication easy and enjoyable. Whenever we have an opportunity to work alongside one another, we joke that “the family is back together.”