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Sit Still


  • Dance Film

Room B

  • Panorama Special Program


Alone in a vacant school, Montreal-based filmmaker Vincent René-Lortie directs seven-year-old Adeline Kerry Cruz on an intimate and exhaustive journey of self-expression. With choreography by Russell “Gutta” Ferguson, she navigates her emotions through the free and expressive street dance style Krump and to the original score by Brady Kendall of Alaskan Tapes.


Sit Still
Montreal, Canada
Director: Vincent René-Lortie
Choreographer: Russell “Gutta” Ferguson
Featuring: Adeline Kerry Cruz
Composer: Brady Kendall
Cinematographer: Alexandre Nour
Stylist: Geneviève Boiteau
Editor: Brittney Canda
1st AC: Ivan Peloquin
2nd AC: Olivia Nikolayenko
Sound Recording: Samuël Jodry Larouche
Sound Design: Theo Porcet
Color: Simon Bøisx
Production: Telescope Films
Executive Producer: Samuel Caron
Producer: Élise Lardinois
Production Manager: Félix Cayer
Production Coordinator: Marjorie Gauvin
Special Thanks Francisco Cruz, Mandy Cruz, Sia Cruz, Collège Bourget, Sandrine Carbone-Cyr

Produced by Jacob Jonas The Company
Executive Producer/Creative Director: Jacob Jonas
Producers: Jill Wilson, Emma Rosenzweig-Bock, Mathieu Wothke
Associate Producers: Joy Isabella Brown, Francisco Cruz, Steve Hackman, Emily Kikta, Rubberlegz, Anibal Sandoval, Mike Tyus, Peter Walker
In partnership with Somewhere Magazine
Co-presented by Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

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Director: Vincent René-Lortie @vincentrenelortie

Choreographer:  Russell “Gutta” Ferguson @russthedanc3r

Featuring: Adeline Kerry Cruz @adeline.kerry

Composer: Brady Kendall @alaskantapes

Cinematographer: Alexandre Nour @alexandre_nour

Producer: Jacob Jonas The Company

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Films.Dance is a global platform and creative studio for dance, founded by Jacob Jonas The Company


Jacob Jonas The Company (JJTC) is a creative company that intersects dance across mediums to make original works and initiates nontraditional collaborations.

JJTC consist of choreographers, makers, creative thinkers, cultural researchers, educators, futurists, activists, and administrators. Our work engages diverse and untapped populations, increasing the visibility of dance as an art form in Los Angeles and globally through live performance and media landscapes.

JJTC collaborated worldwide with practitioners, institutions, scientists, and technologists to support ambition ad invention across artistic fields. JJTC represents and manages artists to help push forward their talents for a wide range of projects. The company hosts community events, educational classes and workshops in order to further deepen our relationships and intellectual exchanges with people around the world.

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