Shift | Short Film
• Acrobatics / Gymnastics / Tricking
• Breaking (Break Dance)
• Commercial Dance
• Contemporary Dance
• Movement Direction / Coaching
• Parkour / Freerunning
• Physical Theatre
• Street / Hip Hop Dance
Ever wanted to do something different? Shift follows a white-collar worker who escapes the the confines of his office working environment, creatively exploring & dancing freely through the outside world.
Del teams up with award winning director Patrick Ryder to direct & create this inspirational narrative based dance short film. In ‘Shift’, Del is reunited with Renako McDonald from contemporary duo ‘Alleviate’, with whom he worked with polishing the Got To Dance runner’s up performances on UK & Ireland’s biggest reality TV talent dance show competition.
Dance movements were designed & choreographed for the dancer to appear to travel from space to space through clever editing combined with an epic musical score. Shot in 20hrs over 3 locations ‘Shift’ takes the viewer on a journey through the beauty of London’s suburban & urban environments.
‘Shift’ has been internationally recognised by the likes of pop superstar Madonna having been awarded $10K for charity as a winning submission for her #ArtForFreedom Campaign, as well as winning the Reel13 Film Contest, the Super Short Film Award at the New York Independent Film Festival, the Best Film Award at the InShadow Festival & the Irvo Experimental Film Award at the SorsiCorti Film Festival. The film has achieved Official Selections at the Très Court International Film Festival, Kinofilm Festval, Tally Shorts Film Festival, IHL Shorts Film Festival, London Filmmakers Network, Festival Internacional Contracorriente, Dance Film Festival UK, San Francisco Dance Film Festival, Seoul international Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival Choreoscope Barcelona.
Awards & Honours:
Winner – Madonna #ArtForFreedom Campaign
Winner – Best Super Short Film Award, New York Independent Film Festival, USA
Winner – Best Film Award, InShadow Festival – International Competition of Video Dance, Lisbon Portugal
Winner – Irvo Experimental Film Award, SorsiCorti Film Festival, Italy
Winner – Reel13 Short Film Contest
Nominee – Next Generation Danceamatic Award, World Dance Awards, Hollywood USA
Audience Favourite – Screedance Matinee, San Francisco Dance Film Festival, USA
✭✭✭✭ “Terrific Choreography… a film that makes you want to break away from your desk and go outside and see what you’re missing” – The London Film Review
“Exquisite, flowing choreography… with art such as this words are not necessary. A journey of beautifully choreographed escapism” – Gorilla Film Magazine
“Shift Brings Dance Daydreams to Life” – Dance Spirit Magazine
“Awesome Choreography of Dance Moves. This. Is. Art.” – Superstar Magazine
“Fantastic Choreography, Wonderfully Performed and Brilliant Realisation” – Adam Garcia, Celebrity Actor, Dancer & Judge