Jamiel Laurence

Dancer, Choreographer and Award-Winning Filmmaker based in the U.K.

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“I am thrilled to be a part of Mobile Film Stories and interact via my creative work on this new platform. Mobile Filmmaking and Dance are a collaborative match that continues to provide audiences with new, innovative ideas from creators that may not have had the access to emerging camera technologies otherwise; previously only available at the commercial production level.” – Jamiel Laurence

  

To The Sea by Jamiel Laurence (2020)

TO THE SEA is a dance film that celebrates youth, friendship and the freedom to roam.

Set on the west coast of Scotland and shot over the course of a single beautiful day, the film follows two young men as they bound across the open beach and traverse the landscape from early morning to late afternoon. With music written and performed by emerging artist FINLAY, the track “Higgs Boson” from his debut album “Self & Others” is the lead inspiration behind the narrative for the work, providing the momentum for the running sequences choreographed into the piece.

Film Credits: Choreographer & Filmmaker Jamiel Laurence, Danced by Henry Dowden & Aitor Arrieta, Assistant/Runner Constant Vigier, Commissioned & Supported by The Peter Darrell Trust, Supported by Globetown Records Moondog Labs Zhiyun Tech

iPhone 11 Pro
3:30 minutes
Glasgow, Scotland

(General Audience)

TO THE SEA: Shot on iPhone 11 Pro by Jamiel Laurence

In June by Jamiel Laurence (2020)

Young Summer Love set on the Bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, with the music of Scottish composer Francis Macdonald. (2018)

“In June” is created and produced by Jamiel Laurence, a choreographer based in Scotland.

The work is danced by Mia Thompson & Barnaby Rook Bishop
Music “20 Sep” composed by Francis Macdonald (Mute Song) – With soloists of the Scottish Ensemble With Kind Support from; John Austin
The Lanterns Studio Theatre Francis Macdonald Filmed on the shores of Loch Lomond

iPhone XS
2:39 minutes
Glasgow, Scotland

(General Audience)

PPV $1.00 (5 days to watch)

Lovestained by Jamiel Laurence (2020)

Exploring cross border cultural exchange using the latest mobile technology available in your pocket. With kind support from Apple Europe, the creation process for this work involved developing the danced material in the studio in Glasgow, U.K., and using applications such as Apple’s FaceTime and Photostream to send across rehearsal footage and instructional videos to a dancer in New York, U.S.A. Rehearsing and shooting the film on a single sunny morning in the Brooklyn area allowed two dancers from very different cultural dance backgrounds to meet for the first time and have a conversation via dance.

Choreographer & Director – Jamiel Laurence Dancers – Aaron Venegas & Lloyd Knight Music – Hope Tala “Lovestained”

iPhone 11 Pro
2:55 minutes
Brooklyn Bridge, NYC, USA

(General Audience)

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Lightbox by Jamiel Laurence (2020)

The second in a series of Isolation Miniatures created by Jamiel Laurence while in lockdown during the Covid19 pandemic of 2020, LIGHTBOX was Shot in Jamiel & Constance’s own living room, on a 2m x 2m piece of harlequin floor.

The choreography pushes back against the claustrophobic choreographic challenge on both the dancer and the camera movement, seeking to use the two in combination to break through the restrictions of creating and producing work in one’s own living space.

The dancer is at times drawn to the light, and at others trapped by it as we crescendo in pace and rhythm, Finishing teetering on the edge. As a mobile filmmaker, Jamiel shot the work on iPhone and used app-controlled LED bulbs and strips found around his home, creating the atmospheric strobing and lighting devices driving the choreography forwards.

Film Credits: Choreographer & Filmmaker Jamiel Laurence, Danced by Henry Dowden & Aitor Arrieta, Assistant/Runner Constant Vigier, Commissioned & Supported byThe Peter Darrell Trust, Supported by Globetown Records Moondog Labs Zhiyun Tech

iPhone 11 Pro
2:11 minutes
Glasgow, Scotland

(General Audience)

PPV $1.00 (5 days to watch)

Collective Stasis by Jamiel Laurence (2020)

A Dance Film that takes a perspective on Dance, Nature and the Architecture of Glasgow urban living during the 9th week of the Isolation Lockdown of 2020. The film is a meditation on the idea of looking at dance from the outside in, as dancers of Glasgow come to terms with their current state of inactivity, and dance creators are forced to find new ways to develop and capture their work.

Music “Glasstuck” Composed by Sonia Killmann Filmed on mobile using the latest in Mobile Filmmaking techniques and equipment, with kind support from Moondog Labs and Zhiyun Tech. A special thank you to all of the dancers who took part, not only in the development of the movement and filming, but also in the ongoing development of the work during the editing process.

CAST Chris Harrison Evan Loudon Eado Turgeman Matthew Broadbent Rishan Benjamin Marge Hendrick Constant Vigier Grace Paulley Roseanna Leney Constance Devernay

iPhone 11 Pro
9:58 minutes
Glasgow, Scotland

(General Audience)

PPV $1.00 (5 days to watch)