Natalianne Boucher
École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs
Animated short film by a student from ENSAD's Animation department .


A succession of characters descend a long staircase. Once on stage, they dance, creating a chain of suspended movements that leave a trail of sand in their wake. The traces progressively fill the stage with sand and the individual dancers become one, united in a sphere of bodies … As for the public, they don't stay hidden in the dark but are beckoned to join in the dance.


Director: Natalianne Boucher
Screenplay: Natalianne Boucher
Graphic design: Natalianne Boucher
Music- original score: Nodey
Film editing: Natalianne Boucher
Sound editing and mix: Nodey

With Jeff Ahoua, Laura Belli, Anne Bourrassé, Hugo O. Cote, Isabelle David,  Delphine Demont, Renaud Djabali, Stéphane Fratti, Alban Gérôme, Camille Goalo, Emmanuelle Gorda, Clara Henry,  Anaïs Hereaux, Raphaël "Snow" John, Smaïl Kanouté, Cerise Lopez, Xuan Le, Julien J. de Muizon, Ryan S. Murray, Marie-Luce Nadal, Rawad Saadi, Sandra Ste Rose, Slam, Céline Roulleau, Chloé Santinacci, Gwenaël Subrenat, Pauline Tremblay, Toku, Thong Vongpraseuth

Runtime: 9'15''
Screening format: .mov (Prores HQ ou 422), DCP si besoin
Techniques: 3D (particle) animation, live action shots, compositing
Softwares: 3dsMax, Nuke, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Pro Tools
Aspect ratio: 16/9

Awards and selections

  • Special mention: New Dance Cinema, New-York February 20th, 2015
  • Winner Experimental film, nominated best director: Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, March 2015
  • Selection: Clap 89, April 2015
  • Selection: Chalon Tout Court, March 2015
  • Selection: Mecal, Barcelona, April 11th
  • Selection: CineDans, Amsterdam, March 12th 2015 
  • Selection: Dance Camera West Dance Media Film Festival, April 30th – May 4th 2015, Los Angeles 
  • Selection: Paris short film festival, May 7th-10th, Paris France 
  • Selection: Parties de Campagne festival, Ouroux en Morvan 
  • Selection: Festival DesArts//DesCinés, May 23rd - 30th, Saint-Etienne, France 
  • Selection: Kraljevski filmski festival, September 2nd- 5th 2015, Serbia 
  • Selection: AnimaSyros International Animation Festival + Agora, Syros, Greece 24th-27th September 2015 
  • Selection: ARTE Video Night