'Watch Me Dance' is the second short film to be made by Devon based film-maker, Nichola Tetlow. The executive producers are Exeter Phoenix Digital, who annually support short films being made by local film-makers. The film will be premiered at the Two Short Nights film festival in November, with the intention of then submitting to additional festivals, nationwide. Below is a brief synopsis of the project:
Sarah, a girl in her mid-teens, is passionate about ballet dancing. She wants to share this passion with her mother, Marie, but Marie is blind and will never be able to see her daughter dance. When Sarah is given the main role in her dance school’s summer show, her frustration with her mother’s blindness is greater than ever. Coming home from practice one day, she discovers her mother dancing ballet in the living room with such grace and feeling that Sarah is mesmerized; she never knew her mother could dance. Sarah goes on stage to perform her solo without Marie there to watch. But as she begins to dance, in another place mother and daughter move in unison, experiencing the dance together.
The film will be shot during the week of 6th - 10th August, with one additional day of shooting on the 21st July.