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JESSICA WRIGHT • MORGANN RUNACRE-TEMPLE
4 MIN 31S
An abstract dining room is the setting for Scottish Ballet’s largest film yet. A vibrant and playful romp with no small amount of skill, Tremble stars 26 Scottish Ballet dancers and was co-choreographed and directed by Jessica Wright and Morgann Runacre-Temple and set to Anna Meredith’s brassy track, Nautilus.
Choreoscope Film Festival 2020
BEST NEW DANCE FILM
New Renaissance Film Festival 2020
Dance@30FPS Festival 2020
SHORT FORM AWARD WINNER
Celtic Media Festival 2020
Cast and Credits
CEO Artistic Director
Director of Photography
Christopher Hampson of Scottish Ballet
Tony Currie of Scottish Ballet
John Archer of Hopscotch Films
Jerome Anthony Barnes
Barnaby Rook Bishop
‘Nautilus’ by Anna Meredith
Courtesy of Moshi Moshi Records & Warp Publishing
John Ellerman Foundation
The Scottish Government
Scottish Ballet is a pioneering ballet company who make work specifically for the digital realm. As dance filmmakers, we were very excited to be asked to make a film for their 2019 Digital Season. We'd been wanting to work with them given their reputation for presenting work that is relevant and contemporary, with an experimental edge that is further reflected by their bold initiative in programming a Digital Season. What we look forward to the most about the Digital Season is being part of a platform that is dedicated to presenting new, original dance works specifically for the digital realm. It is truly visionary for Scottish Ballet to invest the time and resources into this strand of work; we never felt it was secondary to their stage productions.
We’ve loved working with the artists, all of whom were incredibly open, approaching ideas with verve and curiosity. They were unhesitant to get involved in many aspects of the project — embracing all that was different. Truly an exciting and inspiring group to work with and learn from.
Jess and Morgs’ films have been shown on Channel 4, BBC iPlayer, Canal + and internationally at festivals including FIFA (Montreal), Cinedans (Amsterdam), Agite y Sirva (Mexico), Screendance (Stockholm) and San Francisco Dance Film Festival (USA). Their work has been screened at Sadler's Wells, King’s Place, and on large scale pop-up screens in Trafalgar Square and The London Southbank.
Jess and Morgs have been making films together since 2005. They have a particular interest in the dancing camera, the malleability of time through post production technology, and the use of surrealist imagery and humour to provoke new ways of thinking about traditional art forms, making relevant work and introducing it to new audiences. Scottish Ballet commissioned Jess and Morgs to create a new short film called Tremble for the 2019 Digital Season (released May 2019).