Bodies of Nature - a film
A Work in Development
From a theatre performance, and now a film, Bodies of Nature brings awareness towards environmental protection and nature conservation. The film continues to explore the relationship between human actions and nature and how we are interconnected. The work is inspired by the "Nature Is Speaking" film series by Conservation International, which gives nature a voice. Similar to their goal, "To reframe why conservation is important and reinforce a simple message — Nature doesn't need people. People need nature." our goal is to inspire people to take action towards preserving nature
Project Lullaby Series
Project Lullaby is a film series which focuses on spreading awareness about mental illness and fighting societal stigma through dance and film. The series includes 4 iterations: NIGHTMARE, LUCID, TORMENT and CHOICE. The series has received international acclaim, with CHOICE chosen as a Finalist of the Russian Mental Health Festival 2022, and receiving the Narrative/Storyline Award at the Project Home Movement Film Festival 2022 in San Francisco.
NIGHTMARE is the 1st iteration of the Project Lullaby series. The film explores the journey of a person experiencing night terrors through film and movement.
LUCID is the 2nd iteration of the Project Lullaby series. The film explores a woman's struggles of falling into depression. LUCID has been selected for various film festivals across Canada and has received the Best Production Award.
TORMENT is the 3rd iteration of the Project Lullaby series. The film explores the idea of societal stigma on people who have a mental illness.
CHOICE is the final iteration of the Project Lullaby series. The story follows one woman's journey toward life, moving through abandoned landscapes as she battles her inner shadow. The film focuses on suicide awareness and prevention.
Written and produced by Jeegar Thakker and Brandon Gordon, the series explores the relationship of a couple with its ups and downs through storytelling and movement. The series were choreographed and performed by KINAJ.
VAIN is a film that explores two individuals' feelings of attraction and attachment.
"We've lost count at this point. How many times have we found ourselves in this very moment? How long are we gonna be wall flowers?"
I'M NOT IN LOVE
I'm not in love explores the destructive relationship full of emotional burdens where neither partner wants to let go. While these people are feeling something for each other, there are these hidden elements of something being wrong with the situation.
"holding onto the idea made me blind to how much I disliked you."
Distance explores the idea of two individuals holding onto the memories of their past.
"I think we're very much moving on in reality, but I often think of the idea of persevering, for better or worse."