HDF Work

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Long Looking

director, writer & editor: Carrie Richer
dancer & choreographer: Noelle Huser
cinematographer: Laura Lovo
original score: Kyle Flemming

A young woman perched in a lookout tower shifts between states of isolation and solitude. Inspired by historical records of Montana’s fire lookout towers, this portrait uses movement to explore time’s passage.

Filmed during the wildfire smoke-filled summer of 2020, this film was made possible by the Open AIR Artist-in-Residence project of Western Montana Creative Initiatives.

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Long Looking screenings:
Kinetoscope, Bare Bait Dance Company’s International ScreenDance Festival, Missoula, MT January 2023, Celebrating a Decade: Best of Montana Filmmakers

Experimental Dance & Music Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
January 27, 2023

Denali Film Festival, Denali, Alaska
August 12, 2022, Awarded Best Short Film

Kinetoscope, Bare Bait Dance Company’s International ScreenDance Festival, Missoula, MT March 6, 2022

FlourishLab by Open AIR, a touring multi-disciplinary art exhibit
An August – March, 2021/22 state-wide exhibition.
       History & Art Center, Colstrip MT
       MonDak Heritage Center, Sidney MT
       Hockaday Art Museum, Kalispell MT
       Holter Museum of Art, Helena MT


Swarming

director & editor: Carrie Richer
dancers: Kate Kosharek & Michaela Ellingson
4 minutes

Why do bees swarm? At least half of the colony’s bees leave the hive, prodding the old queen to fly with them. The queen will land on a structure and workers will immediately surround her, keeping her safe while a few scout bees will search for a new hive.
January 12, 2020 – Dance Camera WEST, premiere
Read a review

 

 

Snow Melt
2017, 3 minutes 45 seconds
edit & camera: Carrie Richer
dancer: Kate Kosharek

Snow Melt screenings
February 2020: Life in Motion Film Festival, Denver, Colorado

Queen of Hearts
2017, 5 minutes
Hole Dance Films and Roy Productions partnered to imagine, shoot, and edit this gem in six hours. Enjoy the spontaneity and humor as we follow performer, Erin Roy around Jackson Hole. Additional credit: Glenn Kaino’s installation Hollow Earth (2017)


 

Housewarming
2015, 9 minutes 23 seconds
director & editor: Carrie Richer
choreographer: Kate Westerlund Kosharek
dancers: Michaela Ellingson and Luke Zendor


Housewarming is a short dance film about a couple that just moved into a new home. Party preparations continue until things heat up.

Housewarming screenings

  • Center for the Arts, Jackson WY, November 14th, 2015
  • Best of Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema Tour, 2015
  • Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, Boulder CO, October 25, 2015
  • Jacksonville Dance Film Festival, April 30, 2016
  • Life in Motion Colorado Dance Film Festival, Denver CO, February 23, 2019

 

Moving Upstream

director & editor: Carrie Richer
choreographer: Kate Kosharek
dancer: Francesca Romo
camera: Melinda Binks
music: Madelaine German

Moving Upstream is a short film that follows one woman as she struggles with a backpack nearly as big as she. She soon finds that the best option is often ditching your baggage and taking the path less traveled.

Moving Upstream screenings

  • Center for the Arts on November 14th, 2015

 

November 2nd
This is an ‘ode to off-season’ – the quiet feel of a ski town in November.
Music by Jalan Crossland.
Dancer: Kate Kosharek
Camera & Edit: Carrie Richer



November 2nd screenings

  • Jackson Hole Locals Film Festival, Pink Garter Theater, Jackson, WY, 2013

Wild and Full of Grit
director & editor: Carrie Richer
camera: Derek DiLuzio
choreographer: Kate Kosharek
dancer: Marissa Moeri
featuring: Kathryn Mapes Turner
music: Yandrew
Produced by Hole Dance Films 

Wild and Full of Grit is a short dance film that embraces the Wyoming landscape and fascinating western history with a fresh way of storytelling – through choreography. The film is narrated by painter Kathryn Mapes Turner as she tells stories of her grandmother, Louise Mapes Bertschy living on the Triangle X Ranch in Grand Teton National Park almost 100 years ago. Memories of Kathryn’s grandmother bleed into reflections on her own life, her artwork, and the sacred nature of the land itself. Wild and Full of Grit highlights how art, femininity, wildness and family converge in the lives of two Wyoming women.

Wild and Full of Grit Screenings

  • Wyoming Filmmakers Showcase, WY, 2012
  • An evening with Kathryn Turner & Hole Dance Films during ‘Old West Days’, Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum, Moose, WY, 2013
  • Wild & Full of Grit is on exhibit with the Triangle X Ranch JH Historical Society and Museum permanent exhibit, 2013/2014

 

Dream on Vine St
director & editor: Carrie Richer
choreographer: Kate Kosharek
camera: Derek DiLuzio
music: James Booth

Dream on Vine St. is a short dance film involving over 20 Jackson community members in Jackson. The metal letters which read DREAM that are mounted on the corner of Vine and East Karns st. in Jackson serve as the true muse of this film. Metal Artist, Lawrence Bennett mounted these letters on his shop long ago and they serve as a symbol of the creativity within our special community. This film features many movers, including Lawrence Bennett, Ben Roth, Sarah Konrad, Margaret Breffeilh, Marissa Carr, Angel Hernadez, Fabiola Robles, Shelly Fuerte, Brian Lenz, Nancy Marquina, Karen Hogan, Finn Hogan, Carly Kirkpatrick, Lyla Kirkpatrick, Megan Dufault, Sidney Clark, Ava Ulmer, Xavier Dyess.  
Funded in part by the Cultural Council of Jackson Hole and the Jackson Digital Media Ambassador Program. 11 minutes, HD

Dream on Vine St. Screenings

  • Wyoming Filmmakers Showcase, Craig Thomas Visitors Center, Moose, WY 10.1.2011
  • Hole Dance Films joins Dancers’ Workshop Performance & Fundraising event, January 14th, 2012
  • LOIKKA dance film festival, March 22- 24, 2012   Helsinki, Finland

 

Jill & Jack

Dancers: Yoeng Wei Li & Erin Gottwald
Filmmakers: Carrie Noel Richer & Kate Kosharek
Music: Gayngs

Jack and Jill went up the hill ~ to fetch a pail of water…
this version of the nursery rhyme comes to mean so much more. Set near Grand Teton National Park and the Bridger Teton National Forest, Jackson Hole’s landscape transforms this simple story into a metaphorical dance for what the
forest can inspire in all of us. 6 minutes

Jill & Jack screenings

  • Premiere screening: Bates College Dance Company Celebration of Leonard Plavin’s Life, Lewiston, ME 4.29.2011
  • WEBER Dance, Boston, MA, 9.16.2011

 

An After Dinner Drink

Produced by Hole Dance Films, 2010
Directed by Carrie Noel Richer
Choreographed by Kate Westerlund Kosharek
Director of Photography: Derek DiLuzio

Dancers: Kate W. Kosharek, Heidi Ramseur, Sarah Konrad, Margaret Rose Breffeilh, Erin Roy.  Also featuring Jeff Bratz and Brett Richer

Music: Mi Dolor Performed by Extasis & Gallo Ciego performed by Extasis
Shot at: Rendez Vous Bistro, Jackson WY

Dining can be a theatrical experience, yes? The atmosphere, so rich and soothing;
the dramatic presentation of edible art and the tastes ~ a sensory overload. Some could get carried away…

An After Dinner Drink Screenings

  • Premiere screening: Dance on Camera Film Festival  in conjunction with the Big Screen Project, New York, NY, 1.3.2011- showtimes are 1:00, 3:00 and 4:40
  • Elizabeth Streb Company SLAM Motion in Media Festival, curated by Zaire Baptiste, Brooklyn, NY, 3.18.2011
  • Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, Boulder, CO, 9.16.2011

 

Blue’s Not the Word…

Directed by Carrie Noel Richer
Choreographed and Performed by Kate W. Kosharek
Produced by Hole Dance Films
3 minutes

“Crazy Arms” Performed by Patsy Cline
Courtesy of MCA Nashville, under license from Universal Music Enterprises

A short dance film about a woman’s relationship with her television. Kate Westerlund Kosharek performs this solo with a schizophrenic grace that makes this short dance film comedic, heart breaking and lovable at the same time. The film rides an emotional roller coaster that is universal to all of us at some point in our lives.

Blue’s Not the Word… screenings

  • “Carrie Noel Dance on Camera Film showcase,” ArtSpace Main Gallery, The Center for the Arts,  Jackson, Wyoming  6.5 – 6.15.2009
  • Arizona Dance Film Festival, Presented by CONDER/ Dance, Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, Arizona 5.8.2010
  • The Best of Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema: Punt Multimedia, Barcelona, Spain 7.14.2010
  • Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, Boulder Colorado 9.11.2010
  • Cinedans Festival & Competition, Screenings a t De Balie, Melkweg, Theater Bellevue, NIMk and Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, December  9-12, 2010.
  • Elizabeth Streb Company SLAM Motion in Media Festival, curated by Zaire Baptiste, Brooklyn, NY, 3.18.2011
  • Trinity University, San Antonio TX, Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema tour, 1.21.2011

 

Winter Migration, 2009

Produced by Hole Dance Films
Directed by Carrie Noel Richer
Choreographed by Kate W. Kosharek
Performed by Kate W. Kosharek, Jennifer Walker, Erin Roy, Margaret Rose Breffeilh, Heather Best
8 minutes

Winter Migration traces a quintet of dancers through a stark but beautiful Wyoming winter. The cinematography and choreography lend themselves to tell a lyrical narrative of the harsh yet exquisite moments one may witness in the Forest while watching the migration of Wyoming’s wild.

Winter Migration screenings

  • “Carrie Noel Dance on Camera Film showcase,” ArtSpace Main Gallery, The Center for the Arts,  Jackson, Wyoming  6.5 – 6.15.2009
  • Sheridan Filmmakers Festival, Sheridan, Wyoming 11.14.2009
  • WINNER of ARTCORE’s 2009-2010 Visual Arts Competition                                                                                                                             Kosharek & Richer will accept their prize and be present for a January 14th screening in Casper, WY

 

An excerpt of This Bird Has Flown

Directed by Carrie Noel, 2007
Choreographed by Rachael Lincoln
Performed by Mark Stuver and Rachael Lincoln
16 minutes

This Bird Has Flown is a fictional dance drama placed in the 1960’s that exposes the vulnerable yet quirky woman that John Lennon based the ballad Norwegian Wood upon. This film is rich in surreal design, Beatles references and is topped off with exceptionally visceral choreography by Rachael Lincoln. The original score is composed by Cody Westheimer. The 16 mm film was shot by Natalie Newman in 2006, San Francisco.

This Bird Has Flown screenings

  • The Spoke of the Hub Theater, Brooklyn, NY, 11.2007
  • Boulder Contemporary Art Museum & Sans Souci Dance Film Festival, Boulder, CO,  4.2008
  • Jackson Hole Film Festival, Jackson, WY,  6.2008
  • Alamosa Film Festival, Alamosa, CO,  7.2008
  • International Film Festival of Performing Arts, National Theatre Museum, Lisbon, Portugal,  9.2008
  • Highways Performance Space, Los Angeles, CA, 10.2008
  • Texas State University, San Marcos, TX,  10.2008
  • Le Festival International de Films de Femmes de Créteil, Paris, France,  3.2009
  • The TanzArt Ost/ West Festival, Giessen Municipal Centre, Germany,  6.2009
  • “Carrie Noel Dance on Camera Film showcase,” ArtSpace Main Gallery, The Center for the Arts,  Jackson, Wyoming 6.5 – 6.15.2009
  • Folkets Bio Malmö presents “Dancing in the Dark,”  Malmö, Sweden,  10. 2009
  • 8º Festival Internacional Danzalborde, Valparaiso, Chile 10.30.2009
  • The Best of Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema: Punt Multimedia, Barcelona, Spain 7.14.2010

 

Bold Venture
starring Erin Gottwald and directed by Carrie Noel, 2004

2 responses

7 12 2009
jen grace

I wish I were living there to be a part of these wonderful movies!

15 05 2011
Sally McEachen

Love these films, very original!

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