junji dezaki

Light Moves Festival of Screendance - Ireland

One of the greatest benefits to capturing my choreography on film is that it has allowed me to connect with people all over the world who share my passion for dance…to say the feeling is incredible is an understatement!

So excited to be included in the lineup for Light Moves Festival of Screendance. Light Moves is THE international festival for dance in Ireland. My short, The Yellow Room, will be screening in the Ballet Programme on November 10th.

Exclusively focused on screen dance films, their Screendance Symposiums offer workshops and panels specifically geared towards filmmakers who shoot dance; addressing technology, interaction, and more. They also have a virtual reality workshop and a Screendance lab for students.

Light Moves Festival of Screendance is Ireland’s international festival of dance on film. The festival is a response to the vibrant and expanding field of dance film / screendance in Ireland and internationally. 


HollyShorts Film Festival

'The Yellow Room' screening @ TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood!

Hey LA folks, I'm thrilled to have my film screening at HollyShorts Film Festival in two weeks!

Dance & Music Program
Wed, Aug 15 @ 12pm
TCL Chinese 6 Theatres
Click here for tickets

HollyShorts is an organization devoted to showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. Not only is it the largest short-film festival in Hollywood, it's also an Academy Awards qualifying festival.

The dancers and I hope to see you there!

oxford international film festival 2018

this festival has everything going for it, i so wish i could be there! if you find yourself in oxford in mid-may, check it out...

OXIFF is designed to be an intimate and eloquent filmmaker festival where film enthusiasts can get first hand insights from directors, writers, actors and producers from the premiering films, a style which blends well with the beautiful city of Oxford
— OIFF

Short Waves Festival

The Yellow Room is on a roll! 

Excited to be accepted to our sixth festival - Short Waves Festival. The Yellow Room was one of just two American films (both directed by women) selected for the Dances with Camera category. Screenings will take place March 20-25th in Poznán, Poland.

The Yellow Room

Director + Choreographer: Kitty McNamee

Dancers: Jessica Gadzinski + Junji Dezaki

DP: Jim Doyle

Composer: Ali Helnwein

Editor: Arielle Zakowski

Camera Operator: Lachlan Turczan

4 and score


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excited to have our film in 4 festivals...thrilled for composer Ali Helnwein's nomination for best score @ Kerry Film Festival and honored to receive an award of merit for Female Filmakers from Best Shorts Competition!

directing and festivals and films - oh my!


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How PERFECT is it that my first short film as a director, The Yellow Room, will have it's World Premiere at the Kerry Film Festival in Co. Kerry Ireland!!!!! The following month it will be screening at the Olympia Film Festival and hopefully more to come!

Happily I had some incredible collaborators on this project including Jim Doyle - my talented DP and co-producer, dancers Jessica Gadzinski and Junji Dezaki, composer Ali Helnwein, and editor Arielle Zakowski

For more details on production and upcoming screenings you can visit The Yellow Room 

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