SON by Ivan Kavanagh in post-production now

In post-production February 2021

  • NDAJE (ENCOUNTERS) by Albertina Pisano, producer: EAVE graduate Albertina Pisano has finished post-production and is ready to be launched. The documentary / dance film follows the choreographer and director Albertina Pisano and her company Tora Dance Theatre in her artistic journey in Dakar, Senegal, through the creation of her new piece Ndaje, an encounter between Flamenco and Senegalese Dance. Since the 15th century at least 10 % of the population of Andalusia was black, of sub-Saharan descent, but the official Spanish history silenced the contribution of black artists to the birth of Flamenco, an art form born out of the musical, commercial and cultural exchange between Spain, Africa and south America. Albertina's work creates a new choreographic language, composed of several dance pieces, born out of an in-depth artistic research around the black memory as it emerges in the bodies. Each dance piece is created by a contamination of the movement vocabularies of flamenco, contemporary and traditional African dance, hip-hop, and the rhythms of Westafrican musical instruments (kora, balafon, and percussions). The dance scenes – set in Dakar National Theatre – are alternated with the musicians’ lives in the outskirts of Dakar.  


  • SON by Ivan Kavanagh, producer: EAVE graduate Anne Marie Naughton is ready for release. The horror film follows Laura, a mother who, after escaping from a cult as a child, must face her past when its sinister members break into her home and attempt to steal her eight-year-old son, David. Now the two are on the run, pursued by Paul, a detective determined to save them both. Since his aborted kidnapping, something has changed in David, and the boy has succumbed to a mysterious illness. Following her maternal instincts to save him, his mother commits unspeakable acts to keep him alive but is losing the battle. Soon, she has to decide how far she is willing to go to save her son. SON was produced by for Ireland’s Park Films, Louis Tisné for the UK’s Elastic and René Bastian for US outfit Belladonna Productions, in association with Golden Ratio (Singapore), Blisspoint Entertainment (Singapore), Quickfire Films (UK) and Eyevox Entertainment (USA). The project was also backed by Screen Ireland.

Page published 25 February 2021.

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