To the Death
April 2011
Produced and Directed by Danielle French in co-production with The Banff Centre.
Danielle gratefully acknowledges the support of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
A short film set to a song of the same name, found on Danielle's 2003 release piece.

To the Death reveals the psyche of Scarlett as she attends a vaudeville-style performance at The Club, a surreal cabaret she appears to frequent. Giving herself a Tarot reading, Scarlett manifests The Club out of thin air and instigates the patrons and performers into action. Drawing on the principles in Jungian psychology where all the characters in our dreams are aspects of our own psyche, the odd and unusual characters in The Club represent archetypal aspects of Scarlett's psyche, personified.

A dark character, Raven, represents Scarlett's shadow-self trying to surface. He attempts to follow her into The Club but is denied entry. Finding a backstage entrance he sneaks in, eventually making his way to Scarlett. When she catches a glimpse of him reflected in her compact mirror she is startled and turns to face him, but finds he has disappeared... or perhaps he was never really there.

 

SCREENINGS AND AWARDS:

October 15, 2011- Official Selection, LadyFest (Beverly Hills, CA)

October 1, 2011- Official Selection, Edmonton Film Festival- Our Own Backyard Shorts Program

September 1, 2011-Official Selection in the Black Rock City Film Festival, Black Rock City, Nevada (Burning Man)

September 25, 2011- Official Selection, Calgary International Film Festival- Alberta Spirit Shorts Program

May 21, 2011- Mexico International Film Festival, Rosarito, Mexico AWARD: Silver Palm Award- Music Video Category

May 7, 2011- Honolulu Film Awards- Honolulu, HI AWARD: Best Music Video

May 2011- Park City Film Music Festival, Park City, UT

April 22, 2011- Canadian Premiere at the Show Us Your Shorts Festival- Calgary, Alberta

April 8, 2011- Simultaneous World Premieres in the Music Video programs at the On Location: Memphis International Film and Music Festival (Memphis, TN) and the SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival (Providence, RI) AWARD: Best Music Video- On Location: Memphis International Film and Music Festival 


Time to Kill
September, 2008
Produced and Directed by Danielle French in co-production with The Banff Centre.
Danielle gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
A short film set to a song of the same name, found on Danielle's 2007 release Shadows.

Dramatizing the scenarios portrayed in Danielle's song, Time to Kill, this film presents a rather surreal twist on the age-old boy-meets-girl-story. The main characters, Scarlett and Raven, spot each other across the room at a fantasy-themed costume party and are irresistibly drawn to one another. Scarlett begins to fantasize a sequence of vignettes unfolds in which Scarlett imagines a variety of unusual locations where she and Raven could perhaps meet for a bizarre series of dream dates that is, if they both have time to kill.

Worldwide Distribution:

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SCREENINGS:

October 2010- Storefront Cinema Nights Screening, Stony Plain BRZ, Edmonton, Alberta

September, 2010- Official Selection in the Black Rock City Film Festival, Black Rock City, Nevada (Burning Man)

August 2010- SWAP Video Exchange Program in the EPCOR Centre, Calgary, Alberta and the Whitehorse Art Gallery, Whitehorse, Yukon

July 2010- Official selection in the Okanagan International Film Festival, Kelowna, BC

July 1, 2010- The City of Calgary screened Time to Kill on a Jumbotron screen as part of their Canada Day celebrations at Olympic Plaza, Calgary, Alberta

April 2010-  National Screen Institute’s Online Film Festival, Winnipeg, MB

March 2010-  Screened at the Byron Bay International Film Festival, Byron Bay, Australia

February 2010-  Official selection in the Western Arctic Moving Pictures Festival, Yellowknife, NWT

September 12, 2009- Top 10 Finalist at the Ming.Eat.Drink Short  Film Festival, Calgary, Alberta

June 24, 2009- Screening at Calgary’s Sled Island Festival, Factory Films Program at the Uptown Stage & Screen, Calgary, Alberta

2009 AMPIA Awards Nomination (Alberta Industry Awards)- Best Make-Up Artist, Keith Murray

March 27, 2009- Show Us Your Shorts Festival- Special Screening, Calgary, Alberta

February 24- March 2, 2009- Official Selection, Sedona International Film Festival, Sedona, Arizona

January 18, 2009- Canadian national premier television broadcast nationally on the Bravo! channel.

January 18, 2009- Premiered at the Bravo!FACT Screening at One Yellow Rabbit’s High Performance Rodeo at the Uptown Theatre, Calgary, Alberta


Avalon
January, 2004
Produced and Directed by Danielle French
Choreographed by Anita Miotti, Filmed by Alan Harding Mackay, Edited by Neil Evanson
A short film set to a song of the same name, found on Danielle's 2007 release Shadows.

Set to one of Danielle French's original songs of the same name, and found as a DVD enhancement on Danielle's 2007 release Shadows, Avalon represents a true collaborative effort, blending the artistic genres of music, dance and film. Danielle approached local Calgary dancer/ choreographer Anita Miotti and well-known Canadian artist/filmmaker Allan Harding MacKay, who she met during his involvement with One Yellow Rabbit's production of Somalia Yellow, to contribute their individual talents to this project. Masterfully edited by Neil Evenson, the resulting film is a hypnotic journey into an alternate universe.

 

SCREENINGS:

March 2004- Theatre Junction as part of Random Acts (Calgary, AB), live performance of the dance piece along with the screening

September 2004- The Calgary International Film Festival, Musical Shorts Program (Calgary, AB),

September 2004- The Seven Minute Film Festival, Locals Screening (Canmore, AB),

September 2008- The EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts, Project Plasma (Calgary, AB)

May 2005- herland Feminist Film & Video Festival, Local Motion I Program (Calgary, AB),

December 2004- The Other Gallery, The Banff Centre during a joint gallery exhibition with photographer/visual artist Iwona Erskine-Kellie

January 2004- World Premier at Mutton Busting as part of One Yellow Rabbit’s High Performance Rodeo (Calgary, AB)


The Ugly Earthling
November, 2010
A narrative short film produced and directed by Danielle French in a workshop with the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers.

The Ugly Earthing (a short film by Danielle French) presents an out-of-this-world twist on the fabled Ugly Duckling story.