Interview with Filmmaker/Choreographer Ben Needham-Wood (AVOIDANCE)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

AVOIDANCE played to rave reviews at the August 2020 Dance & Music Film Festival.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Ben Needham-Wood: Director Matt McKee and I (Ben Needham-Wood, choreographer) had recently worked together on a film called ‘BaseBallet: Into the Game’ and really enjoyed the collaborative, creative process we shared. As soon as it was finished we started talking about what we could make next. We wanted to see what would happen if we assembled the most talented creatives we knew and empowered everyone equally to help us develop and produce a new film, and that led to ‘Avoidance.’

2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this short?

It took a little more than a year from our first conversation to deliver our final cut.

3. How would you describe your short film in two words!?

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