Healey wins Dance on Film Award

Sue Healey’s short film, Will Time Tell? was announced as the 2008 winner of the Dance On Film Award at the Australian Dance Awards Gala Ceremony at Melbourne’s Arts Centre State Theatre last night.
Presenting the award were Bob Lockyer, director and executive producer of Dance Programmes at the BBC, and Robina Beard, chair of the Australian Dance Awards Selection Panel.
The film was selected from a short list of nominees including The Sense of It by Force Majeure, The Shape of Water by Narelle Benjamin and Cordelia Beresford, and Oru Divasum by Lena John.
The film panel included Erin Brannigan, Curator/Producer, ReelDance; Megan Harding, Executive Producer, Arts, Entertainment and Comedy, ABC Television and Helen Simondson, Screen Events Manager, Australian Centre For The Moving Image.
The citation applauded Healey’s film, ‘which is not only superbly choreographed and directed but beautifully filmed and edited; and for her outstanding contribution to the dance-film medium, in which she continues to produce inspiring and interesting dance on Film.’
Will Time Tell? was created through the Neon Rising Asialink grant which enabled Healey and her team to travel to Japan. The film was shot entirely on location in Tokyo and Yokohama and sets out to ‘give the traveller’s perspective of an altered sense of time in a foreign country.’
Will Time Tell? has had international success in many major dance film festivals include; Finalist Reeldance Australia 2008; Finalist Dance on Camera festival New York 2007 (plus on tour USA to 10 cities); Finalist Videodansa, Barcelona, 2007; Finalist Cinedans Holland, 2007 and; Screened Videodance Greece.
Sue Healey’s other film credits include choreography for the feature film The Goddess of 1967, starring Rose Byrne and Quantum Leapers, a documentary film Healey made about the youth dance ensemble Quantum Leap. 
The Australian Dance Awards celebrate the talent, achievements and contributions of Australian dance professionals – both in Australia and overseas – who have distinguished themselves in performance, choreography, design, dance writing, teaching, and the many other related professions associated with dance.

[Release by Miranda Brown Publicity]

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