BELL 8 was initiated by Deirdre Towers who spent her childhood on small sailboats in every form of weather, gazing at the waves. After 18 years co-producing the Dance on Camera Festival with the Film Society of Lincoln Center, she realized her favorite dancer is still the sea.
Cinematographers Nan Melville (South African) and Ted Ciesielski (Polish) shot the footage. For the score, she combined the voice of Rakel, the guitar of Paul Jared Newman, sounds of the sea, and percussion by Rex Benincasa. British sculptor Celia Gregory offered footage of her underwater sculptures which serve as artificial coral reefs. Neurologist Greg Dunn granted permission for his images of neurons. Christian Sardet offered images from his Plankton Chronicles project
Who is this project for? Everyone! Manoush Zomorodi’s book title ‘Bored and Brilliant: The Lost Art of Spacing Out’ says it all.