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Brief synopsis

2019 marks the centenary of legendary American choreographer Merce Cunningham. This poetic film traces Merce’s artistic evolution over three decades of risk and discovery (1944–1972), from his early years as a struggling dancer in postwar New York to his emergence as one of the most visionary and influential choreographers worldwide. The 3D technology weaves together Merce's philosophies and stories, creating a visceral journey into the choreographer's world.
(Dogwoof Sales)

Crew

ActivityNameComment
Production accountantRoswitha Möhricke
Director of photographyMko Malkhasyan
Steadicam operatorAlexander Pauckner3D Spiegelrig mit 2x Alexa Mini
Steadicam operatorMatthias Biber
1st assistant cameraSabine RösingStereo 3D
2nd assistant cameraJaro Schönefeld
StereographerJoséphine Derobe
Costume designerJeffrey Norman Wirsing
Assistant costume designerHanna Pulkkinen
DirectorAlla Kovgan
EditorAlla Kovgan
Online editorSergio Ochoa
Key/dolly gripKai FinniganKey Grip
Key/dolly gripJean Chesneau
Key/dolly gripThomas HofmannBest Boy Grip
Crane operatorStefan Hase
GafferMartin Bourgund
Best boyArmin SieghartHamburg and Cologne
Lighting assistantSebastian KochCologne and Stuttgart
Lighting assistantBjörn BohlensHamburg and Cologne
Lighting assistantJosua Moritzadditionnal
Makeup artist / hair stylistSarah Heidelberger Guzmán
Makeup artist / hair stylistCharlotte Fleck
Additional make up artistTim Scheidig
ComposerVolker Bertelmann
ProducerHelge AlbersAchtung Panda
ProducerIlann GirardArsam International
Co-producerElizabeth Delude-Dix
Co-producerKelly Gilpatrick
Co-producerDerrick TsengChance Operations
Co-producerRené Bastian
Delegate producerTalal Al-Muhanna
Delegate producerStephanie Dillon
Associate producerLaura Weber
Production designerOlivier Meidinger
Assistant production designerEdda StaubachPart NRW
Assistant production designerDaniela HerzbergHamburg | Szb: Olivier Meidinger
Standby propsFabian Djied
Location scoutDorothee LeuckNRW
Location scoutChristian StrangBa-Wü Datenbankrecherche
Set builderMichael WirthNRW
Set builderWolfgang SommerBauleiter HH-SH
Set builderFelix Weyers
Set builderPeer Stanko
Set builderChristian Spoerlein
Stand by set builderFelix Michel
Scenic painterGodja Momsen
Prop builderAxel Scholz [1]
Property driverHenk Mulkens
Line producerMarie-Noëlle HauvilleFrance
Line producerLaura WeberUS
Unit production managerLaura Weber
Post production supervisorGuy Courtecuisse
Post production supervisorJuan Galva
Assistant location managerClaus Reichel
Set manager/ floor managerJan Onken
Set runnerMarie Charlier
Production driverDetlev Nocke
Production driverChristoph Cordes
Production driverDario Soto Vecchio
Production driverMorris Hoffmann
ScreenwriterAlla Kovgan
Production sound mixerOliver Stahn
ChoreographerRobert Swinston
ChoreographerJennifer Goggansdirector of choreography

Distributing companies

CompanyComment
Camino Filmverleih GmbH [de]Germany (theatrical)
Dogwoof [uk]International Sales
Mongrel Media [ca]Canada (theatrical)
Sophie Dulac Production-Distribution [fr]France (theatrical)

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Cameras and UtilitiesLudwig Kameraverleih GmbH
Finance/Law/Insuranceadag Payroll Services GmbHextras payroll service
Production ServicesHB-SecurityBlocker/Nachtwachen/Fahrzeugumsetzung
Production ServicesHollywood Diner GmbH FilmcateringVollcatering 04 DT HH
Production ServicesSFF | Services Film FernsehenBlocking, Driver
PropsFTA Film- und Theater-Ausstattung GmbH
Vehicles and aircraftsSetlounge GmbHService

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Alla Kovgan2019Hamptons Int. Film Festival [us]Special Jury Prize for Artistic VisionWinner

Festivals

YearCountryFestivalComment
2019USAHamptons International Film Festival
2019BrazilSão Paulo International Film FestivalNew Directors Competition
2019GermanyFilmfest Hamburg
2019CanadaToronto International Film FestivalTIFF Docs

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseCanadaFriday, 10/01/2020
Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 01/01/2020
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 19/12/2019
PremiereFriday, 06/09/2019Toronto International Film Festival [ca]