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Inside The Blind Iris

Directed by Douglas Bernardt & choreographed by Botis Seva.Produced by Far From The Norm x Stink Films

Landscape shot from Inside the Blind Iris

Inside The Blind Iris is an experimental cinematic dance film exploring oppression and the absence of belonging. Set in the main character’s confused state of mind, dancers appear as haunting spirits and memories, as he journeys in search of his own self.

A black and white still from Inside the Blind Iris of a man walking up a tall staircase
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Beyond the Camera: Botis X Doug

Behind the scenes of Inside the Blind Iris
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Beyond the Camera explores the collaborative process that sits at the heart of the Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage, Motion Picture series.

Go behind the scenes with Olivier award- winning Botis Seva and Brazilian director Douglas Bernardt, as they tell us about the creative synergy that has brought about this compelling film, Inside the Blind Iris.

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Director – Douglas Bernardt
Artistic Director & Choreographer – Botis Seva

Victoria Shulungu
Joshua Nash
Joshua Shanny – Wynter
Jordan Douglas
Hayleigh Sellors
Rory Clarke
Amanda Pefkou

Executive Producers – Hannah Bellil & Lee Griffiths
Producer – Shea Coleman
Production Manager – Thomas Bergmann
Dop – Harry Wheeler
Production Designer – Carolina Emiliozzi
Co-production Designer – Hugo Harris
Costume Designer – Neesha Champaneria
Editor – Lucas Moesch
Colourist – Osmar Junior
Graphic Design, Illustration & Animation – Daniel C.Ferro
Vfx Supervisor – Juliano Storchi
Composer – Torben Lars Sylvest

Sound Design – Pär Carlsson
Steadicam – Josh Brook
1st Assistant Director – Ben Burton
2nd Assistant Director – Jennifer Sims
Production Runner – Ismay Bickerton
Runner – Charlotte Gardner
Runner – Slavi Gaitt

Focus Puller – Mike Linthorth
Focus Puller – Shane De Almeida
Clapper Loader – Liam Reardon
Clapper Loader – Joe Medlock
Camera Trainee – Sarah Elenge
Camera Apprentice – Aviral Jha

Steadicam – Alex Kryszkiewicz
Steadicam – Daniel Cawthorne

Gaffer – Callum Collins
Gaffer – Peter Musgrave
Spark – Max Ashworth
Spark – Lewis Nicholls
Spark – Sam Cheal
Spark – Mike Pain
Spark – Alex Basham

Art Assistant – Daniel Lambert
Art Assistant – Frankie King
Art Assistant – Tasneem Elnayal
Construction – Jasper Levine

Assistant Stylist – Anna May Sweasey
Makeup Artist – Sinead Mcgowan

Camera Van – Dimitri Topolov
Mini Bus Driver – Steve Oluwo

BTS Photographer – Joël Cottrell

Edit House – Final Cut New York Edit
Assistant – Kaylin Smida

VFX – Dopo
VFX Supervisor – Juliano Storchi
VFX Producer – Jacquelini Lima
VFX Editor – Luan Luiz
3D Artist – Wes Sousa

VFX – Eldorado Studios
3D Artist – Eiti Sato
3D Artist – Mariana Carrozzino

Thanks To
Mama Mimi
Victoria Harris & Craig Game at Panavision London
Danny Hayward at Shl Cinelab Dopo
Ame Tarr at Location Partnership Lisa Jones at The Hub

Garfield Weston Foundation

Supported by Garfield Weston