PAINTED – Choreography & dance:

Written & directed:

Music rights please contact Simon Marcheterre:

The first in a trilogy of screendance films about our tug-of-war with wilderness. Here we explore a building’s decay. The choreography and original score are both in decrescendo to illustrate the building’s retreat from the physical world, and Nature’s advance on it.

Awarded Best Dance Film at the 2012 Fastnet Short Film Festival, and nominated for Best of Festival and Best Original Music.

Official Selection: – Dance Camera West 2012 – FIVC 2.0 (+ Tour selection)

Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema – Festival de Film de Lanaudiere – NSI Short Film Festival – Oklahoma Dance Film Festival – Exground Filmfest – Pop-up Film Festival – Dance on Camera Festival 2013 (+ Tour selection) – VI São Carlos Videodance Festival – Dance Camera Istanbul – Dance Camera Festival 2013 (+ Tour selection) – Cinedans 2013 – FIFA 2013 – Agite y Sirva 2013 – Dance Moments 2013 – Tiny Dance Film Festival 2013 – Athens Video Dance Project 2014 – Dancing Bravo! MOCA Video, Taiwan, 2014 – Intervening Domain: International Dance Video Exhibition, Taiwan, 2014 – InShadow –

International Festival of Video, Performance and Technologies 2015

Directed and Created by Duncan McDowall –

Choreographed and Performed by Dorotea Saykaly –

Cinematography by Christophe Collette

Original Score by Simon Marcheterre

Costume Design by Carla Romagnoli (

Edited by Sebastien Delporte Produced by Sach Baylin-Stern

Produced with a grant awarded by BravoFACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) – a division of Bell Media Inc. –



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