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Hey Paris Short Film (Full Length) – 1987 Experimental Dance

Hey Paris

Short Film (Full Length) – 1987 Experimental Dance

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This collaboration between dancer Douglas Wright and director Gregor Nicholas was one of a series of music and movement-based shorts that established Nicholas’s reputation. A dramatised film noir sequence leads to a cross-dressing dance duel between Wright and Debbie McCulloch, shifting between an Orwellian cityscape and retro nightclub. Wright choreographs the bodies and Nicholas the bold and sensual visual rhythms in black and white (shot by Stuart Dryburgh). Nicholas went on to direct acclaimed commercials, short film Avondale Dogs and feature Broken English.

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... part documentary, part stylised drama. It is an adaptation of a dancer rather than a documentary about a performance. Nicholas and Wright have been friends for several years but they only got talking about this project recently in New York where the dancer was working and where the film-maker was receiving an award.
– From an NZ Herald 'Faces' column, 7 Dec 1987, by Barbara Rogers (prior to filming)