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what if movies could

dance?

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some recent creations

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Lumo

The Lumo is an interactive projector for kids. I co-wrote, produced, directed, and edited this promotional video for the Lumo’s Indiegogo campaign.

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Push Parade

This short dance/horror/comedy film is a reflection of my experiences at the Dance for the Camera workshop in Victoria BC, where I grappled with my proclivity toward realism in a film’s “ordinary world” while also seeking to incorporate choreographed and …

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Forever in Blue Jeans

I have a thing for musical montages. Camera and editing by me. Choreography by Ming Hon, performances by Kayla Henry, Ali Robson, and Natasha Torres-Garner.

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Dropout

Co-directed and shot this music video for Winnipeg rapper Employee of the Month. Took some real risks with that beach sequence – you can see one firework shooting right at us at the end.

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Surfacing

Created this video to promote Rebecca Sawdon’s solo dance show “Surfacing” in October 2014. I had a lot of fun moving the camera about to really pull the viewer into the world of the performer. It was a challenge to …

Frontier Fiddlers, Sept 2014 View Detail

Frontier Fiddlers Teaser

Dir: Randy Guest. DP: Tyler Funk. Editing: Kayla Jeanson.

My reason for creating [films]
is almost as if I would dance,
except this is a much
more marvelous dance.
It’s because in film,
I can make the world dance!

Maya Deren

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A DANCER-TURNED-FILMMAKER

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Kayla Jeanson shoots like a dancer and edits like a choreographer. Her handheld camera allows her to get up close and personal with her subjects, and she enjoys spinning stories and stunning audiences. Kayla’s personal films have screened internationally after she graduated from the University of Manitoba’s Film Studies program.

She has worked for and with artists/companies such as Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers, Toronto Dance Theatre, Gear Shifting Performing Arts, NAfro Dance Company, Young Lungs Dance Exchange, Rachel Browne, Ming Hon, Q Dance, The School of Contemporary Dancers, and Nova Dance.

Motivated to put Winnipeg on the map, her web video work for UN1TE Dance Company reached worldwide, while her work with PO-MO Inc. helped launch their company and products into a competitive global industry.

@ljthiessen I'll let you know if I discover anything worthwhile ;)

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