Dancinema 2022: Scapelands (Exeter, UK)

Scapelands is a short dance film that explores our primal connections with nature and the effect of urban living on the human mind. With countries in lockdown due to the current global pandemic, the psychological impact of our physical environments is being felt more significantly across the world than ever before. Scapelands was commissioned by BBC Arts and Arts Council England as part of the New Creatives scheme.

“Our work centres around exploring the human condition and is deeply informed by place and personal experiences. We are committed to creating intimate and emotive stories using movement and multimedia techniques at the heart of our work.” – Katie Beard & Naomi Turner.

Directors & Producers: Katie Beard, Naomi Turner
Choreography: Liv Lockwood
Featuring: Rose Sall Sao
With: Folu Odimayo, Harriet Roberts, & Giacomo Pini
Director of Photography: Sam Finney
Sound Designer/Composer: Jeph Vanger
Editor: Alice Underwood
Steadicam Operator: Rafal Rakoczy
1st AC: Ernest Tu
Creative Mentor: Lisa May Thomas
Creative Producer: Jeremy Routledge
Commissioner for the BBC: Jonty Claypole
Executive Producer for the BBC: Stephen James-Yeoman