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a creative collision

between movement and film

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some recent creations

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Shenanigans at Sunset

A whimsical lamentation on a seemingly bygone era, Shenanigans at Sunset follows a quirky dinner theatre troupe in the small town of Oak Bank, Manitoba, as it prepares for its 23rd season. With a cast of 20 members and 14 …

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Exposed Nerves

Choreographed movement for Madison Thomas’ short film Exposed Nerves. Screenings: Oct 2016 – imagineNATIVE Nov 2016 – Rendezvous with Madness

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Historicity

2 episode TV series co-produced with Peter Jordan, William Jordan, John Titley, and Rylaan Gimby. Cinematography and editing by Kayla Jeanson.

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…to be alone…

A dance/horror film made from documentation of Alex Elliott’s choreographic work of the same name. More info to come.

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Descrambled Eggs

Collaboration with poet Steve Currie. Winner: Audience Favourite, F-Wordz 2015. F-Wordz Showcase, Park Theatre (Winnipeg) & Gimli Film Festival 2015. NSI Online Film Festival 2016.

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Push Parade

Sitting by the dark ocean, a young man is stalked by ghouls emerging from the waves and shadows. He may succumb to their cold grip, or perhaps to his own terror. This film is a reflection of my experiences at …

If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

ABOUT

A DANCER-TURNED-FILMMAKER

ABOUT

Kayla Jeanson is filmmaker and video producer who specializes in dance-related media, from narrative screendance to documentary work. Her short film Le Dernier Soir (2011) garnered attention for its hybrid nature as a documentary / music video and for its unique style. Since then, she has dabbled in cinematography, editing and directing for videos and television shows that have been seen on CBC, APTN, MTS and Shaw.

Kayla holds a BA in film studies from the University of Manitoba, and she studied for two years at The School of Contemporary Dancers. She has produced video for and with choreographers such as Rachel Browne, Brent Lott, Jolene Bailie, Odette Heyn, Peter Quanz, Alex Elliott and Ming Hon. Her company Parachute Media Lab is in production on a number of projects (documentary, commercial and interactive) that will be released in 2016.

 

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