The Cut visually explores the emotional intricacies of ending a relationship through dance and physical movement. Experimenting with the use of materials, space, and sound, the film is told through a sensorial visual lens. The discordant sound design intentionally creates prickling tension between the two characters. Artist and dancer Nyda Kwasowsky and actor Sydney Nicole Herauf collaboratively play the two characters. The film also features an art piece contribution by Katie Kotler, also known as Chanteclair, namely a deconstructed symbolic altar to their friendship. The project brings together creative female collaborators with the aim of exploring artistic skills in tackling the unspoken subject of cutting relational ties.
Andrea Marcelino is a Toronto-born writer/director whose main cinematic focus is to tell impactful stories with complex female characters and demonstrate the importance of female storytelling in our visual culture. Her life in film began abroad when she began studying film in Spain and later, went on to complete a Master in Fine Arts in Filmmaking at EICAR in Paris, France. She has shot and created projects in Spain, France, and more recently, Canada since moving back in late 2017.
Nyda Kwasowsky , Sydney Nicole Herauf