NORTH AMERICAN Premiere of MURMUR
WRITER: Simon James Cookson
DIRECTOR: Aurora Fearnley
PRODUCERS: Jude Goldrei, Maria Forsstrom, Sophie Reynolds
CAST: Lucy Russell, Olivia Morgan, Andrew Squires
It comes down to dreams.
DANCES WITH FILMS was formed in 1998 by a group of filmmakers who envisioned a festival where “who you know” didn’t matter, only the quality of the work. Our name, DANCES WITH FILMS, was actually a play on the plethora of ‘dance’ film festivals that cropped up left and right at the time – Slamdance, Digidance, Nodance, TromaDance. Truth be told, it started out as a rebellious joke. Originally the fest had the long title of “Dances With Films: Festival of the Unknowns” – something of a send up to all the ‘Dance’ Festivals that seemed to spring up over night. Then, after a battle with Orion Pictures, it became a symbol… of our irreverence and commitment to challenge the system. It’s actually a pretty funny story.