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Ensom is a conceptual, abstract dance film about women's struggle and sources of strength - by Maria Bruun. Help us make the film!
Ensom is a conceptual, abstract dance film about women's struggle and sources of strength - by Maria Bruun. Help us make the film!
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Dear Friends,

Thank you for visiting our Kickstarter page.  Please join us in our campaign to raise the much needed funds for our film "Ensom". 

Ensom translates from Danish as 'lonely'.  The film centers around 7 female dancers, each of whom are portraying a woman of this time, telling her story. This is a film about; loneliness, love, struggle (emotional and physical), friendship, power, compassion, loyalty and the strong bond between women.  We believe that the subject of this film is important, and that the voices of women should be heard.

This is a very visually driven piece in which the story is told through the bodies' of the dancers and the abstraction of the imagery captured by the talented cinematographer Saul Metnick.  We hope to enrich and challenge the ways in which you, the audience, view dance. The expected run time is approximately 5-7 minutes.
Although certain aspects of this film will cover dark subject matter, we aim to make the piece equally uplifting, beautiful and inspiring.

We can’t THANK YOU enough for your support; without you this very ambitious project won’t see the light.

Collaborators:

We are a bunch of creative, passionate people trying to make something meaningful. This project has been long in the coming. With rehearsals for the last few months several times a week, at the most obscure hours well into the night.  Renting rehearsal space in New York is a challenge.  Everyone involved is giving their all, devoting so much time, effort and hard work. We all feel very connected to the subject of the film, wanting to do it justice. We believe in this project. We hope you do too.  

Maria Bruun

Director, Choreographer, Dancer

Maria Bruun was born in Esbjerg, Denmark. She is currently living and working in New York City. Maria is a Martha Graham School Of Contemporary Dance graduate. In addition to working as an actress and dancer she is creating short films, directing, and choreographing. Her artistic voice is born in reality but exists on the edges of abstraction. Blending together different art forms and exploring new methods for creative processes, her work is inspired by film, music, visual arts, photography, theater, and human behavior.

www.maria-bruun.com

www.comotionnyc.com

The Dancers

Ensom cast
Ensom cast

Camera Department:

Saul Metnick - Cinematographer - www.blandscape.org

Sam Cole - 'A' Camera Operator - www.samcole2020.com

GMD Three - SteadiCam Operator - www.gmdthree.com

Risks and challenges

As a group of creative professionals working in New York, the toughest city of them all, we are used to the constant challenges that come with the process of creating work of high artistry. Problem solving has become second nature to us, as we are always finding ways to make a project work.
We feel the pressure of our own high expectations as well as yours. The key challenges that we face are preparing for the production of the film, a very long and complicated shoot day, post-production, and submission to film festivals.

All the proceeds from this Kickstarter will go directly to creating our film:
* Dancers
* Rehearsal space
* Equipment
* Film studio
* Lighting
* Post-production
* Costumes
* Promotion / Submission fees

Once "Ensom" is done our mission is to get the film out. We intend to apply for entry into film festivals, screen "Ensom" at art galleries and having "Ensom" published in online magazines across the globe.

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