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Abstract Dance Film ‘Wall Stare’ Features Performance as a Path to Recovery

"Directing 'Wall Stare' has allowed me to reexamine the trials of recovery, the fragility of the body and the impact of trauma on my life."

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Wall Stare

Logline: The film “Wall Stare” depicts the nausea and dizzy isolation of a woman after being discharged from the hospital; this stillness is contrasted by the memory of her dancing pre-accident. The memory of freedom of movement in the body of a dancer.

Elevator Pitch:

“Wall Stare” is a short dance film that follows the true story of Miranda Forbes’ journey of recovery and transformation after a devastating brain injury left her unable to do the thing she loved and had trained for her whole life. Rather than succumb to the tragedy, Miranda chose to channel her passion for dance through the medium of film in a project that will enable the viewer to experience what it’s like to reclaim one’s life after enormous loss. Written and directed by Forbes, the extraordinarily talented Christianne Ullmark has been cast to dance in the role of Miranda.

Production Team:

Miranda Forbes – Director, Writer, Producer
Ann Tipper – Director of Photography, Producer
Anthony Grani – Producer
Kenny Pearle – Executive Producer
Christianne Ullmark – Lead Dancer/Performer, Choreographer
Editor – Kjell Boersma
Brian McLachlan, Asa Sexton-Greenberg – Soundtrack/Original Score

About the Film:

“Wall Stare” is based on my recovery from a traumatic brain injury. September 2012, I was a pedestrian struck by an SUV. During my month in the hospital, I relearned to walk. After returning home, I was shocked at the impact this injury had on my basic function of daily living. My energy was depleted to the point where I was happy just to stare at the wall.

Directing “Wall Stare” has allowed me to reexamine the trials of recovery, the fragility of the body and the impact of trauma on my life.

Current Status: After filming some test footage to create interest in the project, we launched an Indiegogo campaign earlier in September and will be filming early 2017.

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