Cinedans, 2013 - Audience Award
Movies by Movers, 2014 - Winner Short Competition
Jumping Frames, 2014 - Dance Video Award
Art FIFA, 2014 - Award for Creativity
RAI, 2014 - Prix Italia
InShadow, 2015 - Best Film & Choreography

We see two people standing in a light grey room. A slender woman of 50 and a 12-year-old boy. They are joined togetherlike the links of a chain, their arms entwined, clasping their hands behindeach other’s backs. They change position at a constant rate. One flowing movement. Never losing touch with each other. A game played by a mother and her child. A kind of tango. The sound of feet. Breathing. And faint smiles. Until suddenly the woman’s hands let go of each other.

 Off Ground is a dance film about a boy and his terminally ill mother. In the film, choreographer Jakop Ahlbom and filmmaker Boudewijn Koole explore the transition from one state of consciousness to another.

Partners

Broadcaster
NTR (as part of Point Taken)
Financed by
NTR, Fonds Podiumkunsten, Mediafonds

Credits

Director
Boudewijn Koole
Choreography
Jakop Ahlbom
DOP
Melle van Essen
Editor
Boudewijn Koole
Sound
Mark Glynne
Music
Alex Simu
Set design
Joost de Boer

Festivals

A selection
Cinedans, 2013
Movies by Movers, 2013
Slamdance, 2013
Avant Premiere, 2013
Loikka Festival, 2013
Jumping Frames, 2014
San Francisco Dance Film Festival, 2014
Interfilm International Short Film Festival, 2014
Short Waves Festival, 2015
InShadow, 2015
cineDDDança Film Festival, 2016

Awards / Nominations

A selection
Cinedans, 2013 - Audience Award
Movies by Movers, 2014 - Winner Short Competition
Jumping Frames, 2014 - Dance Video Award
Art FIFA, 2014 - Award for Creativity
RAI, 2014 - Prix Italia
InShadow, 2015 - Best Film & Choreography