EQUINOXA WORLD OF Q SHORT FILM
In the near future, a totalitarian government wipes out a resistance movement and surgically removes the voices of all resistor’s children. Years later, Velouria’s foster sister persuades her to pledge allegiance to the same regime in exchange for receiving voice integration therapy.
In the Spring of 2017, we began working on Velouria, the first installation of the World of Q short film series. With a total of four participants (Anoushka Ratnarajah, PonyBoy, Yulia Arakelyan, Ali Chavez Leeds) and in accordance with the collaborative guidelines of the project, the Kalik team facilitated a two-day creation & production workshop. In our time together, we built on the World of Q storyworld, elaborated on Velouria’s story, created script outline for our film, and collaborated on pre-production planning and art direction tasks. We are currently in post-production for this film.
ABOUT WORLD OF Q
WORLD OF Q is a multi-phased collaborative filmmaking initiative featuring films and media art that all revolve around the central storyworld, with each film exploring a different dimension of the storyworld. We have devised a collaborative filmmaking process where all participants involved in the project build/bend the rules of the storyworld, where actors shape their characters, where cast and crew are agents in the process guiding its direction, and where all the folks involved in the project are of the communities represented in the films.
Special thanks to the Canada Arts Council for supporting this project: