director and choreographer: GRACE LENEGHAN featuring: GRACE LENEGHAN, VICTORIA ZAJAC, GABRIELLA MYKAL, KRYSTAL GEM, ALEJANDRA JAIME, CAYLEY COSTELLO, MAYAR HAMDAN, EMMA MAZZUCA, LIZ CATCHINGS cinematographers: GRACE LENEGHAN, LUCAS BRAHME, GABRIELLA MYKAL, EMMA MAZZUCA editor: GRACE LENEGHAN music: "MAN'S WORLD" by MARINA featured artwork: MARY LENEGHAN & GRACE LENEGHAN
Marwood FaceTimes Fainall
This piece is a modern adaptation I wrote inspired by William Congreve's The Way of the World. Mrs. Marwood is a YouTube beauty guru with a lust for attention and validation. She loves hairspray, Sofi Tukker, and seeing her reflection through the camera lens. In this piece, she FaceTimes her lover Fainall.
The Perfect Housewife!
A psychological, psychedelic short film inspired by the "Good Wife's Guide" and Sarah Kane's "4.48 Psychosis". Featured music and image: Joe Pyne Talk Show, "Begone Dull Care" - Evelyn Lambart & Norman McLaren, "Renaissance Madrigals" - Hilliard Ensemble, "Memento Mori" - Lamb of God, "Put Your Head on My Shoulder" - Paul Anka, "Put Your Head on My Shoulder (Remix)" - Mattrixx, "Happy Retro Cooking Music" - Relax Music, "Dream a Little Dream of Me" - Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong (ALCHEMII MIX) Thank you Connor Leneghan and Joe Zhang.
She'll Wear a Tight Shoe
This is a short piece I created from being given a prompt in my Movement class at CalArts of a "body part, color, and form of sound". I used "feet, red, and percussion". The piece is a multi-layered conversation on female expectations, explored through color theory and my practice of Irish dance. I used Tennessee Williams' poem "Gold Tooth Blues".