"Hannah explores the playful ambition of Hannah Dempsey, a young dancer and athlete with a disability.
“The film is a celebration of motion, energy and elegance of human movement, evoking the power of adrenaline in the young Hannah. It makes the connection between art and sport with emphasis on the athlete-dancer relationship.
Hannah’s personal achievements reveal that disability is no barrier to creativity. Her life challenges society’s preconceptions and prejudices.
In making this film, I was able to explore Hannah’s aspirations and present them as a symbol of the hope that the London Olympics in 2012 represents for all of us.
I also see this film as a moving painting where I investigate movements, metamorphosis, colours, textures and rhythms.”
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Director, Producer Editor & Sound Design: Sérgio Cruz
Cast: Hannah Dempsey
Cinematographer: Dominik Rippl, Sérgio Cruz and Tom Ellis
Camera Assistant: Bruno Ramos
Music: Roberto Crippa
Sound Capture: Duncan Whitley
Production coordinator: Carl Simmonds
Executive Producer: Vicky Bloor
Hannah's Assistants: Lynne Dempsey and Hannah Oliver
Country of Production: Greece, England and Iceland
Support: South East Dance, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Arsts Council/England, Alternative Routes and Fábrica de Movimentos.