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DANCE FILM BREAKS BARRIERS BETWEEN GENDERS AND CROWD

BY Jamaica Inn Collective | 08-May-2015
In a week where the word ‘transgender’ is trending for all the right reasons, The Jamaica Inn Collective is proud to present its premiere dance film, ‘V’. A suite of five short performances narrating a journey between gender extremes, The Jamaica Inn Collective has teamed up with TransGender Victoria to bring an artistic vision to life. A crowd campaign to raise funds for the film was launched on Sunday May 3rd at pozi.be/visfor.
V creators Brodie Paparella and Kaila Jenkin are crowd-creating the dance film with opportunities to fund, source, and collaborate on the project.
In a week where the word ‘transgender’ is trending for all the right reasons, The Jamaica Inn Collective is proud to present its premiere dance film, ‘V’. A suite of five short performances narrating a journey between gender extremes, The Jamaica Inn Collective has teamed up with TransGender Victoria to bring an artistic vision to life. A crowd campaign to raise funds for the film was launched on Sunday May 3rd at pozi.be/visfor. ‘We’re excited to communicate a message of diversity, equality and community with this campaign’, Jamaica Inn Collective creative director Brodie Paparella. ‘We’re also truly grateful for the support of TransGender Victoria to make sure we’re contributing meaningfully and respectfully to this conversation. At least a quarter of profits we make over our funding target will be donated directly to supporting their continued awareness and advocacy work. The film has been in development and planning stages since November 2013, and Paparella feels the timing of the launch could not be more perfect with the very public focus on Bruce Jenner’s brave declaration of being transgender. ‘It was very serendipitous, and the positivity around the interview really shows how ready the public is to engage and explore. ‘Our film is about how everyone can break free of norms and stereotypes to get to a place of empathy and free self-expression.

 

The time of transgender issues being considered ‘niche’ or ‘fringe’ is done, and we believe the interview showed that as well. Featuring Melbourne choreographers and dancers, there will be several opportunities for people the world over to contribute to the film and surrounding events. Liam Somerville, of Adelaide-based Capital Waste Pictures has been brought on to film the piece. ‘Throughout the campaign we’ll be providing opportunities to be in the film itself, part of its intellectual output and supporting behind-the-scenes. ‘We chose to crowdfund this film not because we couldn’t do it on our own, but because the value of the crowd for making something so purposeful and important is so much greater than us. We’re incredibly thrilled to be launching this. The Jamaica Inn Collective is a social media and online platform that enables creatives the opportunity to collaborate and craft new work inspired by artistic, inventive, entrepreneurial legends. More information can be found on their Facebook page and Instagram feed (@jamaicainncoll).