rythm of the bloodshortfilm, 8 min, 2021
cast: daniel hernandez, paula ming
director: nicholas sinclair
co-director/editor: nils woitschach
lighting designer: elizabeth vicary
hair & make up: klara stark
directors commentary:“ I first worked with Daniel Hernandez and Paola Ming in 2020 and after seeing the results of our work together I felt that I should make a short film with them as a way of extending the qualities I could see in the still photographs. They interact so beautifully together and have such a tangible chemistry that transferring these qualities into movement and time seemed an inevitable next step.
The starting point for this story was a line from Albert Camus's final, unfinished novel The First Man: "Controlled by the rhythm of the blood and the day and the night and the seasons." I imagined an environment using light and sound where the two characters could develop their own form of contemporary dance and tell a subliminal story. I include two lines from the Shakespeare play Anthony and Cleopatra to give the audience a clue to the nature of this story. “