Figs in Motion

Two men become six ballerinas and several horses in a bestial, impromptu corps de ballet. A riff on the imagery of Edgar Degas and the photography of Eadweard Muybridge.

Commissioned by the Art Gallery of Alberta in celebration of their grand reopening in 2010.

Creative team

Writer/director/producer: Trevor Anderson

Filmmaker’s statement

Figs in Motion is definitely the most improvisational, collaborative film I’ve had the pleasure to make.

The Art Gallery of Alberta commissioned me to make something that engaged with the imagery of Edgar Degas and Eadweard Muybridge.

I gathered up some friends, some tutus, some horse masks, a Super 8 camera, a bottle of bourbon and a willingness to get naked, and I couldn’t be happier with the results.

About Trevor Anderson

Trevor Anderson

Trevor Anderson’s award-winning shorts have screened at major international film festivals including Sundance, Berlin and Toronto. The Man That Got Away (2012) premiered at the Berlinale, where it won the D.A.A.D. short film prize.

His previous shorts include The High Level Bridge (2010), The Island (2009) and Rock Pockets (2007).

Trevor studied under master filmmaker Werner Herzog at his Rogue Film School. He is also a stage director, playwright and co-founder of the rock’n’roll band The Wet Secrets.

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