Inspired by Anna Meredith’s brassy track Nautilus and the desire to create an ambitious work with a large cast, Tremble was created with 26 dancers from Scottish Ballet. Filmed at FilmCity in Glasgow and made in partnership with Hopscotch Films, it was commissioned as part of Scottish Ballet’s award-winning Digital Season 2019
'Tremble' won the 2020 Audience Award at Choreoscope Film Festival and Dance@30FPS USA, and was named winner of Best Short Form at the BBC’s prestigious Celtic Media Festival 2020. It is now available to watch for free on Marquee TV.
‘We wanted to find a way to match the endless drive in Anna Meredith’s
score with bodies on screen to create something large scale and ambitious.
We assigned the camera its own personality, giving it agency to be a player in the action.’
Jess and Morgs
Direction and Choreography Jessica Wright and Morgann Runacre-Temple
Director of Photography Matthias Pilz
Editor Arttu Salmi
Music Anna Meredith
'Comic surrealism and offbeat invention.
Involving frenetically dancing waiters, red jelly and a thrillerish edge, it’s cleverly filmed – the camera is almost a character itself.'
'The wonderfully surreal Tremble, set in a vast dining room filled with 26 dancers, is propelled by an infectious energy (and jelly)'
AUDIENCE AWARD at Dance@30FPS 2019
AUDIENCE AWARD at the Choreoscope Film Fest 2019 (Barcelona)
BEST DANCE FILM at the New Renaissance Film Fest 2020
BEST SHORT FORM at the Celtic Media Festival 2020
BEST MINI at Portland Dance Film Festival 2020
for DIRECTING at Underwire Film Fest 2019
IMZ Dancescreen 2019
San Francisco Dance Film Fest 2019
Bucharest Film Awards 2019
In Motion / Kri Foundation 2019
Cinedans Film Festival 2019
Edinburgh Short Film Fest 2019
Leeds Int. Film Fest 2019
Edinburgh Independent Film Fest 2019
Kinetoscope: Int. Screendance FF 2019
DC Independent Film Fest 2019
Flatpack Festival 2020
Bucharest Int. Dance Film Festival 2020
Fifth Film Festival 2020