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Grafting Self
Screenshot © Ian Kaler

19. (12:00) and 22.03.2023 (20:45)
- Part of the Ethereal Existence shorts programme at >> BFI Flare 2023 / London LGBTQIA + Film Festival 2023 (London / UK)
06.-12.07.2023 - >>
Rio LGBTQIA+ 2023 International Film Festival - 12th International Film Festival (Rio de Janeiro / Brazil)
19.-21.10.2023 - in the frame of >> CPA @ >> Tanzquartier Wien - Studios (19. and 21.10.2023 / 13:00-21:30) and >> Festspielhaus St. Pölten (20.10.2023 / 15:00-19:30)

GRAFTING SELF is a dreamlike coming-of-age story portraying a transmale protagonist who takes his younger self KID on a journey through the forest in the summer. Interwoven in different timelines, the encounters with a horse and a motocross bike suggest a literal and metaphorical arrival of the protagonist* as a gesture to befriend one’s inner child.

Direction, Performance, Voice-over Ian Kaler Cinematography Diara Sow Camera Assistance David Schwier Video Editing Noam Gorbat Color Grading Caio Soares Sound Design Aude Langlois Sound Assistance Elie Gregory Music Composition Hermione Frank aka rRoxymore Construction Woodwork 'The Kid’ Rebekah Wild Construction Body 'The Kid‘ Nanna Neudeck Costume Johanna Frahm Prop Assistance Beate Hennersdorf Production Assistance Ben Clark Text Coaching Jane Palmer Voice-Over Coaching Eliza Simpson Horse Shayla Horse Training Sophia Weber Motocross Coaching / Stunts Moto X Schmiede Production Management Martina Neu (Berlin), das Schaufenster (Vienna) Production Ian Kaler DCP Mirjam Bromundt Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK – STEPPING OUT – funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the framework of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR Assistance Program for Dance Ian Kaler is supported by the  City of Vienna | Municipal Department Cultural Affairs. Special Thanks to Moto X Schmiede – Patrick Spingat, Lars Niemuth, Kerstin Große und Reiterhof Helenau


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