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Children of Providence



United States, High Definition - Color - 82

DIRECTED BY:
Gary Shore

CAST:
DeAnna Pellechia, Robin Stone, Daniele Divito, Liz Codd, Peter Deffet, Hanna Dalglish, Clark Smith

SCREENPLAY:
Gary Shore

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Christrian de Rezendes

EDITING:
Christian de Rezendes

SET DESIGN:
Karl Pelletier

COSTUME DESIGN:
Dorisa Boggs

MUSIC:
Michael DeQuattro

SOUND:
Grant Smith

PRODUCER:
Gary Shore

PRODUCTION:
Shore Brothers

WORLD SALES:
Shore Brothers

STORY DESCRIPTION:

Children of ProvidenceSynopsisMysterious Roxie and her inquisitive daughter Molly drive to a new town and a new life. They setup a successful dress shop on the main street of the town. Roxie designs and makes dresses for several of her fellow merchants on the street. They are all artists of one sort or another and are preparing for the annual town talent festival. Roxie’s dresses have a dramatic effect on the outcome of the festival, as well as the lives of the shopkeepers. The magic of creation takes everyone on a journey of introspection, salvation and finally transformation.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

Gary Shore is a choreographer, mime, and filmmaker. He has won many awards for his choreography including two choreography fellowships from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. His choreography has brought the Roger Williams University Dance Theatre to the Kennedy Center in Washington as part of the American College Dance Festival National Gala Concert. He studied as a mime in Paris with Etienne Decroux and while there attended the National Circus School of Paris. He has written, choreographed and performed many full length plays including The Waiter and The Waitress, Backyard, and Educating Oedipus. The filmed version of Educating Oedipus premiered at The Rhode Island International Film Festival and was presented at the Portobello Film Festival in London. As a solo artist his work has been seen at numerous theatres, festivals and universities including presentations at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, The New 42nd St. Theater in New York City, and a Community Concert in Astoria, Oregon. With Kelli Wicke Davis he formed and co-directed Shoda Moving Theatre which was presented at The International Festival of Theatres in Switzerland, The Riverside Dance Festival and the Open Eye in New York City. He is featured in the book, From the Greek Mimes to Marcel Marceau and Beyond by Annette Lust with foreword by Marcel Marceau. The Scotsman, Edinburgh Scotland called his solo performance “a captivating show, a gem.” The Boston Herald stated he is “a master of the mime-a dancer, a clown and a dramatist.” He wrote, produced, directed and performed in the twenty minute film, First Movement Form, collaborating with dancer/choreographer Sean Curran, Sean Curran Company and videographer/editor Christian de Rezendes. The film was presented at Lincoln Center in 2003 as part of the Dance on Camera festival sponsored by the Lincoln Center film Society and The Dance Films Association. It was presented at Harvard University, the University of Michigan, and Ohio State University with introduction by Marcia Siegel. It won two Orion awards (recognizing Excellence in New American Cinema) in 2002- one for Best Comedic Director and anther for Best Comedic Short. Film Threat Magazine selected the film as an honorable mention for one of the best unseen films of 2002. Film Threat stated “Gary Shore and Sean Curran are the funniest comedy team of the year…First Movement Form was created in digital video and it is uncommon to recall the medium used with such technical skill and daring as it is here.” His feature length film, Ode, is an updated version of Swan Lake. It was presented at the Foursite Film Festival in Utah and the Ozark Foothills Filmfest in Arkansas.

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