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CASUALTY


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CASUALTY


The Unravelling of a Relationship

Comfort or conflict? A gift or deception? Filmed entirely underwater, where even struggle appears beautiful, this mythic and dreamlike piece highlights the unraveling of an intimate relationship.  (1999, 5 min.)

An unusually beautiful dance film.
— Bay Area Reporter

Producer/Director/Cinematographer/Editor
Andy Abrahams Wilson

Performers
Eric Newton
Hogan Vando


First Place
Planet Out Short Movie Awards

Official Selection
Breckinridge Film Festival

Official Selection
Queens Museum of Art Film Series


Viewer Response


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Viewer Response


"What an incredibly beautiful film! I don't know that I have ever seen a more moving depiction of loss. I am astonished!"

"A beautiful, lyrical, visual poem. It is a film that demands attention."

"Hauntingly beautiful as it leaves a startlingly profound mark upon the heart of the observer."

"Award winning stuff here-by all participants."

"The video is fantastic. Filming completely underwater is a fresh new idea which adds to the ethereal feel of the entire video. The subject matter is well chosen, because when an intimate relationship dies, it does feel like part of you dies with it."

"The cinematography is outstanding. The visuals are stunning. The portrayal of a loving and abusive relationship is effective in the 'drowning-like' sequences."

"This little gem is compelling! The fluidity of the movement is at once disquieting and lovely. I found the characters' mute struggle an excellent reference of the the hushed and hidden violence between couples behind numerous closed doors. Wonderful cinematography!"

"Terrific cinematography, music, and 'feel'. This is a very talented filmmaker."

"Another outstanding film by someone who has consistently done great work. More people need to see this."

"Eerily beautiful."

Credits


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Credits


Producer/Director/Cinematographer/Editor
Andy Abrahams Wilson

Performers
Eric Newton
Hogan Vando

Music
Natalie Merchant

Music Performed by
Fretwork

Special Thanks
UCLA Center for Intercultural Performance
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Honors


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Honors


First Place, Planet Out Short Movie Awards

Breckinridge Film Festival

Queens Museum of Art Film Series

International Festival of Body, Image & Movement (Uruguay)

USA Film Festival

San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

New York International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

Palm Springs International Short Film Festival

Bilbao (Spain) Int'l Festival of Documentary and Short Film

Tabor (Croatia) International Film Festival

London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

Turin International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Madrid International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Barcelona International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Outfest: Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Film Arts Festival

Inside Out: Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

Image&nation: Montreal Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

Out on Screen: Vancouver Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

Reel Affirmations Film Festival

Boston Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival

Reeling: Chicago Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival

Image Out Film Festival