Deceive tells the story of Amira, a Brazilian ballerina who comes to New York to pursue her dreams but becomes entangled in a web of deceit woven by a manipulative and powerful man, who cunningly exploits her to fulfill his desires. Amira is strong, and tells the story from her point of view.
For Amira, dance is a way to escape reality. Deceive shows a survivor’s story from her perspective. It is about emotional destruction but also about rebirth and Amira reclaiming her voice and telling her story.
The movie is starring Dandara Veiga, principal dancer with Ballet Hispanico, and Marty Lawson (Smash, The Blacklist, King Kong on Broadway). It is shot by Emmy-winning DP Wolfgang Held.((O.G. (HBO), the Neighbour’s Window (Academy Award-winning short film 2020), Brüno, Teeth, Racing Dreams, The Fourth Estate)
Run time: 17 min, year: 2021 , entire movie currently playing in selected festivals (Director, Writer, Producer, Editor)
Winner of Best Cinematography Award, Nominated for best actress, best dance film at Paris Arts and Movie Awards 2021
Honorable Mention: Audience Choice Award Yonkers Film Festival 2022
“A Tango to Remember” is a short film drama about a wife whose husband suffers from Alzheimer’s. One fall afternoon, she takes him in his wheelchair to a pier in Jersey City where they first met and danced. She recalls moments of their youth when they were young and very much in love. Can music and dance bring her husband´s memory back?
Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia. In recent years, music and dance therapy have effectively been used for patients suffering from all forms of dementia. Run time: 8 min, year: 2019 (Director, Writer, Producer, Editor) (Best Romance Film Los Angeles Film Awards, Cinematic Award Winner Cyprus International Film Festival, Video of the Month Dance Magazine)