Director: Ingrid Nachstern
Ireland, 2017, 10 min
Cast:Michael Cooney, Millie Daniel-Dempsey, Molly Keane, Ingrid Nachstern, Don Rongavilla
Crew:Producers: Night Star Dance Company - Screenwriters: Ingrid Nachstern - Cinematographer: Luca Truffarelli - Assistant: Jose Miguel Jimenez - Music: Ed Alleyne-Johnson's Inner City Music - Part 4 Track No 8 - Costumes: The Abbey Theatre and The Costume Mill - Location Manager: Mags Mulvey
This film deals with the restrictive nature of women's clothing throughout the ages and also with sexism in general.
About the director
Ingrid Nachstern is the Artistic Director of her dance company Night Star Dance Company.She has createdd 14 works for it. Ingrid has performed at DTW in New York (her solo 'Who Am I?'):in Steve Paxton's works 'Satisfyin' Lover' and 'State' at MoMA in 2012 (latter was the Best of Dance 2012 in Time Out/New York);with Buglisi Dance Theatre's Table of Silence,Lincoln Centre 2013.Her dance film Table Manners/Stopping at Red Lights was screened at American Dance Festival's 2015 Screendance Festival in Durham,North Carolina:it was nominated for Best Irish Screendance film at Light Moves Limerick,Ireland 2014.It was made with Luca Truffarelli,videographer and awarded a Best Editing Award in Modica,Sicily in 2015 and a Silver Screen Award at the Nevada International Film Festival also in 2015.Her second dance film Freedom-to go!(with Truffarelli) was screened at the Athens International Film and Video Festival in Athens,Ohio in 2016. Table Manners/Stopping at Red Lights was awarded an Accolade Global Film Competition Award (Recognition Award-Film Short) in 2015 and also a Best Shorts Award. Freedom-to go! was awarded two IndieFEST Awards in 2016 (Merit-Experimental and Recognition Award-Film Short).It was also the Audience Award Winner at the Brooklyn Film Festival in 2016. Shoe Horn/Office has been given an IndieFEST Award in California and a Best Shorts Award.It was also a Remi Winner at the 51st Annual Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival in 2018.
Ingrid Nachstern's filmography
- FREEDOM-TO GO!, 2015 (Festival 2016)
- SHOE HORN/OFFICE, 2017 (Festival 2018)
My aim in making work is to get the audience member to re examine his/her attitude to topics of the day (pornography,bourgeois convention,child beauty pageants,sexism to name a few).