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.
'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!
how utterly romantic!!
The Yellow Room projected onto a screen on a barge floating on the river running through Padua. REMARKABLE honor to be included in the wonderful River Film Festival. Grazie! The international film community has embraced our little film and given me such incredible support and hope!
Directing my first short film has been an incredible journey. Collaboration has been key - finding the folks who are as passionate about dance as I am was pretty effortless. Their creativity and positivity really bouyed me as I navigated unknown territory. A big thank you to co-producer/DP/dance fanatic Jim Doyle, editor Arielle Zakowski, composer Ali Helnwein , cameraman Lachlan Turczan and of course the impeccable dancers Jessica Gadzinki and Junji Dezaki!
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
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
Two short films...both helmed by female directors will be premiering in festivals this month. I have to say that i was inspired by both. Very different experiences, the focus on the feminine experience uniting them both. Thank you to Anna Biani, Thank you Aldona Kwiatkowski. Thank you Nicole Disson.
COLLABORATION IS KEY!
Choreographing The Wheel for Hysterica was a kinetic adventure! Collaborating with artist/designer Lara Schnitger truly expanded my way of thinking about structure, movement and design.
Friend and collaborator Diana Koenigsberg captured the creativity in a one of a kind photo shoot featuring choreography, design and performance with dancers Reshma Gajjar, Andy Acosta, Hunter Hamilton, Marlon Pelayo, Justine Clark and Tara Brook.
COLLABORATION IS KEY!
Collaboration is key and one of my FAVORITE aspects of creating work.
I'm thrilled that the short film I choreographed for Ariana Delawari, ENTELECHY, will be screening at three festivals this spring: cleveland international film festival, boston international film festival, and deep focus: women in film, a new festival in Ireland.
ENTELECHY is a haunting experimental, docu-musical about global warming and changing the dream. A woman is guided by a dream therapist onto a shamanic journey through the inner and outer worlds of being. Within the dream state she works to shift her dream to a vision of love, and in doing so succeeds in shifting the universal dream as well.
With an original soundtrack by Delawari and Butchy Fuego, from their yet to be released album, the film features Ariana Delawari, Daniel Blinkoff, Bo Foxworth, Lita Albuquerque, Austin Westbay and Lila Danscecs with cinematography by Bérénice Eveno and editing by Mariana Blanco. A big thank you to producer Nicole Disson for bringing me on board,
ok...so it's pretty great to have one of your projects highlighted in Rollingstone! loved bringing the title track of Josh Kelley's highly anticipated new album "New Lane Road" to life in dance with the stunning Kelsey Landers and Derek Tabada.
See Josh Kelley, Katherine Heigl in Dramatic 'It's Your Move' Video
"The artful, dramatic video, which has the couple acting out the roller coaster of emotions that so often accompany a relationship, also features two professional dancers helping tell the true story of a fight Kelley and Heigl had early in their marriage". Rollingstone
artistic director: david rodwin | director : sean mewshaw | composer: deborah hurwitz | writer: matt prager | choreography: kitty mcnamee
featuring: nanci anderson, jimmy ray bennet, dana snyder
dancers: ryan heffington, nina mcneely, dominic chaiduang, kristen leahy, zac brazenas, chae amando
the fruits of my amazing collaboration with artist laura marling and directors fred+nick.
video for laura marling's "master hunter" on it's way!