Dancing with gender | Master graduation film – graduated with honours | Nominated for 'Wacom Talent Development Award'
During my Masters in Animation I focused on the importance of representation, in particular on non-binary representation for this project.
Our society is extremely binary designed, we think in ‘female’ and ‘male’ boxes, but not everyone identifies with these terms. The concept the term
‘non-binary’ is for many still difficult to understand. With this film I want to make knowledge and understanding for this term easily accessible.
I’ve interviewed 14 non-binary people for this project, I’ve talked to them about their experiences and which forms of representation have helped them or which forms they would love to see more off. All the interviewees mentioned the same thing: there barely is any non-binary representation and we need more positive representation.
Representation is important on-screen, but just as much in the creative process. For this film I made my process as inclusive as possible. The music is made by non-binary composer and creator Sem Hak.
Music: Sem Hak
Voiced by: Freddie Lian, Jesse van den Berg, Dree van der Berg, Ryan Ramharak, Femke van Rhijn
From start to finish
First animation tests, searing for gender fluidity in drawings.