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A short, experimental dance film shot on location on an abandoned railroad track in southern Las Vegas.
Thanks to Betsy for the collaboration, Samantha, Ron and Tony for camera assistance and James for the awesome original music track.

Directed by: Homer Liwag
Written by: Homer Liwag & Betsy Lucas
Performer/choreographer: Betsy Lucas
Cinematographer/editor: Homer Liwag

Assistance: Samantha Sullivan, Ron Hebler, Tony Bryant
Original music: James Grote

Special thanks: Chris Kenner, David Copperfield, Benoit Grenier

Shot with Sony A7sii, A7Rii, Sony/Zeiss lenses, Atomos Ninja Assassin, DJI Ronin and graded with Film Convert in Premiere Pro CC

05.23.17
edit 9B 05.26.17

  • Homer Liwag
    Director
    2442:,TSHL Project
  • Betsy Lucas
    Featured Performer
  • Homer Liwag
    Cinematographer
    2442:,TSHL Project
  • Homer Liwag
    Editor
    2442:,TSHL Project
  • Homer Liwag
    Producer
  • Homer Liwag
    Writer
    2442:,TSHL Project
  • Betsy Lucas
    Writer
  • Benoit Grenier
    Writer
  • Betsy Lucas
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    short film, dance, experimental, performance, inspiration, ballet
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 23, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    250 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital SLR
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Homer Liwag

As Illusionist David Copperfield’s Co-Director since 2011 and David's Design Director since 1994, Homer is often multi-tasking between cinematography and editing, sound design and music editing, conceptual art/illusion design, photography, choreography, lighting and script development. Homer's work has been featured in David's live show since 1993, several Emmy-award winning television specials on CBS and with David's top-rated luxury private islands - Musha Cay.

Red Safe, David Copperfield's new movie production company, finds Homer collaborating on cinematography, design and original concepts for films such as Steve Carell's comedy, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (hangman illusion), the hit Now You See Me and Paranormal Activity 4. Homer also designed the featured explosive escape in The Amazing Race season finale on CBS as well as helped devise David Copperfield's vanish and reappearance with Robin Williams on The Crazy Ones.

Homer's is also an accomplished magician known to his peers for his sleight-of-hand skill as well as his custom playing card designs and ground-breaking magic instructional videos.

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Director Statement

Absorb. Create. Inspire.