Lost Action: Trace

Lost Action: Trace

This short film addresses the revolving cycles of human conflict through contemporary dance. Celebrated choreographer Crystal Pite and dance filmmakers Marlene Millar & Philip Szporer commemorate the fading legacies of WWI, while also creating a moving homage to Pite’s mentors and contemporaries, whose lives and short careers are pitted against the fleeting nature of the dance art form. Featuring Theodore Ushev’s haunting and distinct artwork, the film explores the themes of conflict, loss, and rescue we all experience as we cycle through states of love and war.

Warning: Although this film was shot in 3D, the streaming and downloadable versions are available in 2D only.

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  • writer
    Marlene Millar
    Crystal Pite
    Philip Szporer
  • director
    Marlene Millar
    Crystal Pite
    Philip Szporer
  • cast
    Eric Beauchesne
    Peter Chu
    Yannick Matthon
    Anne Plamondon
    Jermaine Spivey
  • animation artistic director
    Theodore Ushev
  • original music
    Owen Belton
  • director of photography
    Michael Wees
  • sound recordist
    Dominique Chartrand
  • makeup
    Joanie Lapointe
  • costumes
    Linda Chow
  • editor
    Marlene Millar
  • sound design
    Don Ayer
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • foley
    Karla Baumgardner
  • voice
    Eric Beauchesne
    Malcolm Low
    Yannick Matthon
    Victor Quijada
  • animator
    David Seitz
  • digital imaging specialist
    Susan Gourley
  • producer
    Kat Baulu
  • executive producer
    Ravida Din