Episode 87 |The Creative Process of Making Dance Film ‘Pilgrimage’ w/ Marlene Millar & Sandy Silva

On this episode, Dance Behind the Screen podcast co-host Reyna interviews filmmakers Marlene Millar and Sandy Silva about their dance film “Pilgrimage.” This film was awarded the #NBFFVisionary by the kNOwBOX dance Film Festival 2020 Jury Panel. Marlene and Sandy share what it’s like collaborating on film projects, migrating as search for meaning, and their production process. Enjoy learning more about what it takes to create a dance film. (1:10:26)



This week on DANCE BEHIND THE SCREEN PODCAST…


[0:57] The Team says welcome back and introduces Marlene Millar and Sandy Silva, filmmakers of the work Pilgrimage. Pilgrimage was awarded the #NBFFVisionary award by the jury panel for the 2020 kNOwBOX dance festival.


QUESTIONS WITH THE TEAM

[3:06] Topic: A Search for Meaning

  • [3:06] Reyna asks: “What was the conversation like whenever you all were deciding to create the Migration Dance Film Project?”

  • [15:08] Reyna asks: “How is each project different from one another, and what is the process like for Pilgrimage?”

[8:59] Topic: The Process of Making Pilgrimage

  • [8:59] Reyna asks: “How is each project different from one another, and what is the process like for Pilgrimage?”

  • [24:49] Reyna asks: “I’m curious how you choose to work with the people that you work with?”

  • [34:49] Reyna asks: “What does a rehearsal day look like?”

[48:10] Topic: COVID-19 and Future Film Productions

  • [48:10] Reyna asks: “How has COVID-19 affected your productions?”

  • [53:02] Reyna asks: “Where do you see your next short film taking place?”

  • [53:02] Reyna asks: “Where do you see your next short film taking place?”


#FLASH4

[58:52] Reyna asks:

1- If you had to recommend a resource to our audience what would it be?

[1:01:05] Reyna asks:

2- What was the first dance you saw?

  • Sandy: Margie Gillis

  • Marlene: Tap & Connection between musician and dancer

[1:04:04] Reyna asks:

3- Do you think social media has a positive influence on the dance world (yes or no)?

  • Marlene: Yes

  • Sandy: Both

[1:04:50] Reyna asks:

4- What is your favorite social media platform?

  • Marlene: Vimeo

  • Sandy: Vimeo

Recommended Resources


Connect with Marlene Millar & Sandy Silva

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sistersunitepro

Instagram: @trentdance1 & @sistersuniteproductions

Twitter: @sistersunitepro

Website: www.sistersunitepro.com/work


Pilgrimage NBFF Web Feature

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