Artistic Director Ben Love gives Shakespeare's brutal and gripping tragedy the Ballet Soul treatment in this edgy and evocative reimagining, with a dazzling original score by British jazz legend Julian Joseph.
The film transports us to modern Britain, where high flying media man Othello is taking London by storm. He is a passionate and powerful African man, married to the love of his life – Desdemona.
In a dream he is left a blood red scarf by the spirit of his mother. A token of his past and a symbol of his love, their present and future, Othello gives the scarf to Desdemona. A decision that may come back to haunt him.
Ben Love, Director and Choreographer
Julian Joseph, Composer
Xeniya Shalimova, Creative Director & Costume
Calum Brown & Luke Parker, Filmmakers
Hannah Bixby, Project Manager
Brandon Lee Sears, Daiana Andres, Melody Tamiz, Isaac-Lee Baker, Jordan Ajadi, Mattia Sala, Sophie Chinner
Produced by James Joseph
Filmed by Blueboard Productions
OFFICIAL SELECTION AT THE 2021 ARFF BERLIN INTERNATIONAL AWARDS, AND PHOENIX SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL 2021, OTTAWA, CANADA
With thanks to: Lanterns Studio Theatre, Arts Council England, David Lee, Ben Socrates, Carla Kingham