I shot and edited this. For me, the chosen movements of the performer, the edit in relation to the next shot, is another instrument at play. They’re all working together. The music by City of Djinn is repetitive enough to visually riff from. I would describe the majority of my editing style as musical. I always wanted to be a musician but could never master any one instrument. But I had a talent in the visual arts and a deep love for music. I’m also happy to contribute to my homefront, the Chicago Underground Film Festival. They have been playing my work since I was a young lad. Dance habibi.
Directed by Usama Alshaibi. Starring Amandine Troy, with Seabrooke Mooney as art director. Music by City of Djinn, Marwan Kamel and Micah Bezold. Made in Baghdad, Iowa.