When reason fails, they come at night.

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When reason fails, they come at night is a short film loosely inspired by the ballet Giselle. As reimagined wilis (female spirits who make men dance to death), the performers personify a haunted past that seeks revenge. Melding together aesthetics from the 1700s and 1970s, the hallucinogenic imagery prods and pokes at traditional power structures.

Directed, Choreographed & Edited by Paige Phillips

Performance by Celine McBride & Marisa Illingworth

Videography by Kirby Sybert

Music by Liam Ze’ev O’Connor

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