SHIFT | Film
Ever wanted to do something different? When life becomes a routine, step out of the ordinary and follow your dreams. Shift follows a white-collar worker who escapes the confines of his working environment, exploring & dancing freely through the outside world.
Award winning Director Patrick Ryder and renowned Creative Director & Choreographer Del Mak team up to create & direct this inspirational narrative based dance short film. Shift stars Renako McDonald famed for achieving runner up position on Got To Dance, UK & Ireland's biggest reality TV talent dance show as part of contemporary couple act 'Alleviate'
Shot in 20hrs over 3 locations Shift takes the viewer through the beauty of London's suburban & urban environments.
‘Shift’ has been internationally recognised by the likes of pop superstar Madonna having been awarded $10K for charity as a winning submission for her #ArtForFreedom Campaign, as well as winning the Reel13 Film Contest, the Super Short Film Award at the New York Independent Film Festival & the Irvo Experimental Film Award at the SorsiCorti Film Festival.
The film has achieved Official Selections at the Très Court International Film Festival, Kinofilm Festval, Tally Shorts Film Festival, IHL Shorts Film Festival, London Filmmakers Network, Festival Internacional Contracorriente, Dance Film Festival UK, San Francisco Dance Film Festival, Seoul international Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival Choreoscope Barcelona & Inshadow Festival
Winner – Madonna #ArtForFreedom Campaign
Winner – Best Super Short Film Award, New York Independent Film Festival
Winner – Best Film Award, InShadow Festival - International Competition of Video Dance, Lisbon Portugal
Winner – Irvo Experimental Film Award, SorsiCorti Film Festival, Italy
Winner – Reel13 Short Film Contest, New York USA
Nominee – Next Generation Danceamatic Award, World Dance Awards, Hollywood USA
Audience Favourite - Screendance Matinee, San Francisco Dance Film Festival
✭✭✭✭ “Terrific Choreography… a film that makes you want to break away from your desk and go outside and see what you’re missing” – The London Film Review
“Exquisite, flowing choreography… with art such as this words are not necessary. A journey of beautifully choreographed escapism” – Gorilla Film Magazine
“Shift Brings Dance Daydreams to Life” – Dance Spirit Magazine
“Awesome Choreography of Dance Moves. This. Is. Art.” – Superstar Magazine
“Fantastic Choreography, Wonderfully Performed and Brilliant Realisation” – Adam Garcia, Celebrity Actor, Dancer & Judge
Patrick Ryder - Co-Director, Editor, Producer
Del Mak - Co-Director & Choreographer
Starring Renako McDonald
Original Music by Benjamin Symons
Sound Design by Edwin Matthews
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