Interview with Filmmaker Chantal Cherry (TAKE ME THERE)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

TAKE ME THERE played to rave reviews at the February 2020 Experimental Film Festival in Los Angeles.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Chantal Cherry: This film was created as part of the Experimental Film Virginia (EFV) residency and festival program. It’s a two week intensive of collaborating with other artists – dancers, musicians, cinematographers – all with the purpose of creating a dance film. Set in Cape Charles, Virginia, EFV encourages artists to create something that could only be made in this geographical location and inspired by this community. I knew I wanted to make a group piece since I had access to multiple dancers; I knew the style of movement I wanted to work with; and I knew I wanted the piece to incorporate queerness. Once I found the location, it became the foundation for the creativity to flow.

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