‘In a factory somewhere far, far away the factory workers test the quality of Clingfilm..’

Film was a Channel 4 commission made for the programme ‘4Dance’, which showcased a collection of dance films, produced by MJW Productions. To create the work Shelly worked with her performers to explore the creative properties of the household product, Clingfilm. Shelly made this film while she was associate artist at The Place, the UK’s premiere centre for contemporary dance where she was undertaking choreographic research into backwards motion.

This film is the third in her ‘Backward Series’, other films in this series include Delia and George and POD. To devise these works, household products and materials such as bin bags, newspapers, clingfilm and latex provided the source for choreographic, character and story development.

‘Film’ was nominated for the ‘IMZ Best Screen Choreography Award’, has screened at numerous festivals worldwide and is
featured on the British Council’s DVD compilation ‘Forward Motion’ -‘The Best of British Screen Dance’, distributed worldwide by South East Dance.