a feature-length film written and directed by Gary Shore director of photography: Christian De Rezendes starring DeAnna Pellecchia as Roxie choreographed by DeAnna Pellecchia in collaboration with Gary Shore
DeAnna plays Roxie, the lead character in Gary Shore’s feature-length film, “Children of Providence”. Mysterious Roxie and her inquisitive daughter Molly drive to a new town and a new life. They set up a successful dress shop on the main street of the town. Roxie designs and makes dresses for several of her fellow merchants on the street. They are all artists of one sort or another and are preparing for the annual town talent festival. Roxie’s dresses have a dramatic effect on the outcome of the festival, as well as the lives of the shopkeepers. The magic of creation takes everyone on a journey of introspection, salvation and finally transformation. In addition to portraying the character of Roxie, DeAnna choreographed the movement sequences in the film in collaboration with Gary Shore.
film festival awards
JOHN MUIR AWARD 2009 Yosemite International Film Festival - California
BEST REGIONAL FEATURE-LENGTH FILM 2010 SENE Film Festival - Rhode Island
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD - BEST FEATURE-LENGTH FILM 2010 SENE Film Festival - Rhode Island BEST FEATURE FILM 2010 Rob Knox Film Festival - London, England
Gary Shore is a choreographer, mime, and filmmaker. He has won many awards for his choreography including two choreography fellowships from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. His choreography has brought the Roger Williams University Dance Theatre to the Kennedy Center in Washington as part of the American College Dance Festival National Gala Concert. He studied as a mime in Paris with Etienne Decroux and while there attended the National Circus School of Paris. He has written, choreographed and performed many full length plays including The Waiter and The Waitress, Backyard, and Educating Oedipus. The filmed version of Educating Oedipus premiered at The Rhode Island International Film Festival and was presented at the Portobello Film Festival in London. As a solo artist his work has been seen at numerous theatres, festivals and universities including presentations at the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, The New 42nd St. Theater in New York City, and a Community Concert in Astoria, Oregon. With Kelli Wicke Davis he formed and co-directed Shoda Moving Theatre which was presented at The International Festival of Theatres in Switzerland, The Riverside Dance Festival and the Open Eye in New York City. He is featured in the book, From the Greek Mimes to Marcel Marceau and Beyond by Annette Lust with foreword by Marcel Marceau. The Scotsman, Edinburgh Scotland called his solo performance “a captivating show, a gem.” The Boston Herald stated he is “a master of the mime-a dancer, a clown and a dramatist.” He wrote, produced, directed and performed in the twenty minute film, First Movement Form, collaborating with dancer/choreographer Sean Curran, Sean Curran Company and videographer/editor Christian de Rezendes. The film was presented at Lincoln Center in 2003 as part of the Dance on Camera festival sponsored by the Lincoln Center film Society and The Dance Films Association. It was presented at Harvard University, the University of Michigan, and Ohio State University with introduction by Marcia Siegel. It won two Orion awards (recognizing Excellence in New American Cinema) in 2002- one for Best Comedic Director and anther for Best Comedic Short. Film Threat Magazine selected the film as an honorable mention for one of the best unseen films of 2002. Film Threat stated “Gary Shore and Sean Curran are the funniest comedy team of the year…First Movement Form was created in digital video and it is uncommon to recall the medium used with such technical skill and daring as it is here.” His feature length film, Ode, is an updated version of Swan Lake. It was presented at the Foursite Film Festival in Utah and the Ozark Foothills Filmfest in Arkansas.
christian derezendes | director of photography
Christian de Rezendes is a Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Editor and Actor from North Smithfield, Rhode Island. He holds an Associates Degree in Theatre Arts from Dean College, a BA in Film Studies from Rhode Island College, a Certificate in 16mm Filmmaking from New York University and has studied theatre aboard in London, England with Roger Williams University. He is the founder of Breaking Branches Pictures which produces award winning, critically praised features, shorts and documentaries. In 2007, de Rezendes co-directed, co-produced and edited 41 , a documentary on the inspiring life and prophetic work of Nick O'Neill, the youngest victim of the Station Nightclub fire, which claimed 100 lives in February of 2003. 41 won critical praise on Film Threat and the Providence Journal and received numerous awards including Best Narrative Documentary from the Blue Mountain Film Festival in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada.