Performed by Janani Shankar
Directed and Produced by Reena Dutt
Producer: We Make Movies
Choreographed by Nancy Dobbs Owen
Cinematography by Daphne Wu
SYNOPSIS: The music video for “Bodies” will be a lyrical, provocative, influencing piece filled with choreography, heart and soul, culminating in direct links for contributing to organizations promotion education about and for gun reform.
MISSION: Our mission with this piece is to promote awareness of organizations supporting gun reform and direct audience to their sites in order to educate and support the cause.
SPONSORS: We Make Movies, The Camera Division, The Performing Arts Center, Capital Arts Productions, Edge Performing Arts Center.
Reena Dutt (Director/Producer) Dutt is a member of Lincoln Center’s Directors’ Lab in New York City, and an experienced producer. Her most recent producing credits include the Sundance premiering AKICITA: The Battle of Standing Rock (2018), John Legend’s “Penthouse Floor” (over 10M views on Youtube), and a PSA in support of the #MeToo campaign (As seen on Huffpost, NowThis, and USA Today coming soon). As a director, Dutt was a finalist for the NewFilmmakers On Location competition with her short, SNAPSHOT!, her short films 3 PUFFS OF GOLD travelled the festival circuit internationally, and TALL as seen on Evite.com. www.ReenaDutt.com
Alex Mackey (Artist): Alex is a Los Angeles based singer/songwriter. He is a soulful musician who comes from a big family in Virginia. He is a protective older brother and looks forward to bringing common sense gun reform to the table to protect those like his sister, who walk through the world unprotected by anything other than innocence.
Nancy Dobbs Owen (Choreographer/Co-producer): Nancy Dobbs Owen began her professional career with the Joffrey Ballet, danced with numerous ballet and modern companies then joined the National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. Recent work includes Crazy Ex Girlfriend, John Adams’ Nixon in China with the LA Philharmonic and a feature film choreographed by Ryan Heffington. She’s a prolific director /choreographer for theater, film, video and commercials, earning numerous awards for both choreography and direction. She choreographs music videos, commercials and concept films. Her most recent project was the debut dance film for Blended.TV. Credentials include BA in Dance from UC Irvine, Music Center’s Teacher Artist Training Program, Directors Lab West, AEA, SAG-AFTRA and SDC. www.NancyDobbsOwen.com
Daphne Wu (Cinematographer): Daphne Wu is an award-winning cinematographer based in Los Angeles. Since her graduation from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts in 2011 she has accumulated a full repertoire of narrative features, shorts, music videos and fashion films as a director of photography. Her active approach to cinematography is to constantly innovate and challenge how a narrative can be translated visually onto the screen. She loves to take creative risks and enjoys working with directors and producers that are just as fearless in their vision. www.DaphneWu.com