So, if you follow Jeanine Mason (S5) on Twitter, you may have seen this tweet she posted two days ago:
Curious? Well thanks to one of our readers, Azuah, we have some information about the student film she’ll be starring in, called, Understudy. The film is the graduate thesis project of a student at USC.
UNDERSTUDY is the story of Clara Klein, an understudy dancer in the hit Los Angeles dance show, Sanz De Rio. Clara struggles with her identity and must make choices to overcome her long-term boyfriend’s infidelity, rid her self of jealousy over the lead role, and redeem her integrity for past mistakes. No matter how hard she struggles, Clara may never get to be number one, but she still learns to be confidant in who she is and appreciate her role as a professional dancer.
Lights. Camera. Dance. UNDERSTUDY is a University of Southern California graduate thesis film about an understudy dancer in a hit Los Angeles dance show fighting to be number one. Tom Abrams, our crew mentor, said it best: “movies are a moving image, and can capture motion in a medium that is all about movement.” There is no better way to explore the movement of dance than with film. Through the variety of angles, compositions, and pacing, filmic elements can provide an intimate view of dance that an audience member can barely appreciate sitting in a theater… [ctd...]
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Interesting! For more information, visit the film’s website. Be sure to check back for updates later, as the project is still relatively new.
Congratulations, Jeanine, from all of us at SYTYCDISM! We can’t wait to see the film!