films that I made in 2012


After my second sprain, after my first fracture, I decided to create a slow and painful ode to ankles. The doctor kindly gave me a very informative sheet of information regarding sprains and what to do with them. I edited the paper instead of the film, and here it is.

Filmed and edited by Nicola van Straaten (2012)

Music: Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 14 in C Sharp Minor, Op.27 No. 2 ‘Moonlight’


With A Little Help From My Friends

A short stop motion film, made for part of my Honours thesis in Dance Studies at the University of Cape Town, in 2012. Paying homage to two choreographers who greatly influenced how I think about dance, the inserted images act as a brief and blurred visual citation to the kind of choreographic works that made me interested in choreography. The film also attempts to emphasize the disjointed and disconnected way in which the world allows us to find our influences and suggests questions regarding where we fit into what we make and what makes us.

Performed by Nicola van Straaten (2012)

Music: Bicycle Cycle by Robin Brink
Editor: Nicola van Straaten and Robin Brink


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