OREGON DANCE FILM COMMISSION
For the second year of the ODFC, filmmaker Devin Tau and Choreographer Heidi Duckler came together to create the dance film short Alice in Nite Hawk!
Alice in Nite Hawk was created in support of Pro Photo Supply.
Alice in Nite Hawk’s world premiere is during the PDFF Picks 3: Saturday October 5th at 7:00pm at NW Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium.
Oregon Dance Film Commission came from the desire to offer a platform for Oregon artists working in, or interested in working in, the field of Dance Film. The collaborative aspect between filmmaker and choreographer is central to this project. Our ideal is that two artists who normally would not have come together to make a Dance Film, join forces, learn what is it to work together, and create a new 2-8 minute unique work.
MORE ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
DEVIN TAU, FILMMAKER
DIRECTOR | PRODUCER
Devin is a gay, Asian-American filmmaker whose storytelling reflects nearly four decades of cultural silence imposed on him by both his native and adopted cultures from his earliest years as an immigrant to the United States.
He’s currently on his 3rd career, having developed his financial and analytic skills in corporate finance and then adding an eye for fashion in apparel merchandising.
BS University of California at Berkeley (Business), AAS Portland Community College (Video Production)
HEIDI DUCKLER, CHOREOGRAPHER
CHOREOGRAPHIC DIRECTOR | EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Heidi Duckler is the Artistic Director and founder of Heidi Duckler Dance. Since its inception in 1985, she has choreographed more than 200 original dance works at unique sites in Australia, Germany, Russia, Hong Kong, Montreal, San Francisco, New York, Miami, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Portland, Seattle, and throughout Southern California. Titled “the reigning queen of site-specific performance,” by the L.A. Times.
She earned a BS in Dance from the University of Oregon and an MA in Choreography from UCLA, and is currently a Board Member of the University of Oregon’s School of Music and Dance Advancement Council. Duckler was recognized with an American Masterpieces Award from the National Endowment for the Arts to tour Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre’s signature work “Laundromatinee,” and was awarded two Dance/USA Engaging Dance Audiences grants. She has most recently been honored with the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival’s Maverick Award, and LA Weekly’s Best Site-Specific Dance Company Los Angeles, was featured as a TedxUCLA speaker in 2015 and guest lecturer for UCLA in 2018. Duckler is married to Dan Rosenfeld.
2018 ARTISTS & PARTNER:
Director & Filmmaker
Choreographer & Dancer
PRO PHOTO SUPPLY
Sponsor & Equipment Rental Donation