A striking experimental short by Los Angeles-based movement artist and filmmaker Erin S Murray. “Hydra” follows a young child who is transforms into a fully grown woman after encountering a mysterious collective of faceless figures. Merging dance with narrative storytelling, the film explores themes of identity, herd mentality and indoctrination. As Murray describes:

“This film is a reaction to the ‘with us or against us mentality’ that so often works against both the group and the individual.”

Check out “Hydra” above as well as some lovely behind-the-scenes photos by Victoria Fayad below!

 

Director + Choreographer: Erin S Murray
Producer: Victoria Fayad
Cinematographer: Jake Ures
Costume Design: Alexandra Izdebski
Sound Design: Matthew Dunaway
Music: Hanetration
Colorist: David Torcivia
1st AC: Patrick Gerahty
PA and Stills Photographer: Jeremy Knies

Starring:
Meredith Adelaide as ‘woman’
Mia Canosa-Carr as ‘child’
Dancers:
Jessica Gadzinski
Gina Gonzalves
Belle Jessen
Stephanie Kim
Sandra Morlett
Blaire Ostendorf
Sarah Prinz
Sasha Rivero

Special Thanks:
Jerad Anderson
Natasha Seubert
Betsy Ures
Chad Sarahina
John Merizalde

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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