Directed and Choreographed by: Chantal Cherry Producer: Laura Chiaramonte Performers: Tonia Laterza, Mya McClellan, Serena Angelini, Beatrice Netti, Nicola De Pascale Director of Photography: Sergio Lorenzana Editors: Chantal Cherry and Sergio Lorenzana Violinist: Sheila Sheppard Sound Design: Lauren Rice Drone Operator: Chris Role Location Sound: Pranav Agarwal Location Manager: Bill Dyas Production Assistant: Jayne Guinan Film Sponsored by Strawberry Street Construction.
Created as part of the Experimental Film Virginia residency and festival program in Cape Charles, Virginia, with dancers from Italian Dance Company Equilibrio Dinamico, Take Me There is a dance film about self-discovery. A dancer ventures out into the unknown -- excited, determined, and ready for the adventure that awaits. Journeying in forward motion along train tracks, we see the lead character find friends and, ultimately, a romantic, intimate connection. Was this what she was searching for all along? Take Me There depicts strong women, queer relationship, and characters outside of their ‘performative gender roles’ to be somewhat adrogonous and powerful. A band of misfit queers journeying together.
Screening History: Experimental Film Virginia, Cape Charles, USA (2019) Gibney Dance Studios, New York, USA (2019) Silverlake Short Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA (2019)