Versus is the first short film of London-based filmmaker/musician Fiona Jane Burgess @fionajburgessss, shot in Berlin, in collaboration with emerging German choreographer Franka Marlene Foth. The film documents two female dancers moving through the external corridors and open courtyards of the Hofgarten estate in Berlin, a modernist concrete masterpiece.

The choreography is concerned with the process of everyday life as a woman, a dancer, and a creative. Is is at times very impulsive and powerful, and at times very sloppy and slow. Sexy and ugly. Heavy and light. Strong and soft. It’s about trying to find balance and synchronicity. There is a characteristic violence lingering beneath the surface of this startlingly simple and carefully formed new work by this emerging filmmaker.

Director: Fiona Jane Burgess @fionajburgessss
Choreographer: Franka Marlene Foth @frankamarlenefoth
Director of Photography: Htat Lin Htut
Producer: Cora Berndt-Stühmer
Styling: Elizabeth Fraser-Bell
Dancers: Myriel Welling and Amalie Stitz
Steadicam Operator: Patrick Morgan
1st AC: Ashton Green
2nd AC: Thanh-Long Vo
Make-up: Julia Barde
Runners: Safiye Gray and Michael Mönnich
Editor: Greg Hayes at Whitehouse Post
Colour grade: Simona Cristea at Coffee&TV
Music: “Antenne” by Frank Bretschneider
Special thanks to Vantage Film GmbH, Electric Sun Berlin, Degewo & Sarah Entwistle, and Lez Creative

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