Critically acclaimed filmmaking duo Holly and Duncan Wilder are New York City-based Wilder Project. They are siblings that set the body and camera into motion to explore human connection, emotion, and physical environment. By bringing dance back into the spaces where we live our lives, they tell stories that reach through the screen with a visceral inclusiveness. Critics say their “raw, narrative movement vocabulary hits close to the heart.”
Wilder Project’s 16 films have screened at over 40 film festivals on 5 continents, including the acclaimed San Francisco Dance Film Festival and American Dance Festival’s Movies By Movers and venues like the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Their films have received First Place at Verve Dance Film Festival and Richmond Dance Festival, Best Narrative Short at Rethink Dance Film Festival, Best Experimental at the Santiago Film Awards, Best Choreography for a Lens at Phoenix Dance Film Festival, Best Director at Utah Dance Film Festival, and Audience Favorite at Opine Dance Film Festival and Philadelphia Screendance Festival. Their most screened film, “The Field”, is an official selection of 26 film festivals.
Wilder Project has received music video commissions from artists like Jennah Bell, Jean Rohe, Stephanie Allen, and Bolivian pop star Luis Gamarra, as well as a film commission from Berklee School of Music. The company has also performed live at Battery Dance Festival, CURRENT SESSIONS, the Boston Conservatory, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and INSITU Site Specific Dance Festival. They were 2020 Artists In Residence at the Balance Arts Center in Manhattan, and they have been featured in Dance Magazine, The Boston Globe, Arts Atlanta, The Dance Journal, and Cultural Weekly.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR / CHOREOGRAPHER
Holly is a New York City based choreographer, performing artist, and filmmaker. She holds a BFA in Contemporary Dance with an emphasis in choreography from The Boston Conservatory, and is a recipient of the Jan Veen and Julie Ince Thompson scholarships and the Alumni Award for Academic Achievement. She is also a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Center of Creative Arts in St. Louis, Missouri.
Alongside her work with Wilder Project, Holly performs professionally. Some of her recent credits include the national tour of Debbie Allen’s musical Brothers Of The Knight, A Chorus Line with Compass Rose Theater, West Side Story with SummerStage at Leonia, Beauty and the Beast with Broadway Palm, and Grease with Royal Caribbean International. She has been a featured performer in music videos for Big Wild, Matsko, Khary Durgans, Sara Kendall, and Torella and the musical short film "A Smartphone Offenders Guide to Etiquette” directed by Mary John Frank. Throughout her career she has also performed work by Anthony Tudor, Robert Battle, Paul Taylor, Trey McIntyre, Chet Walker, Camille Brown, and Karole Armitage, among others.
She spent two years on the jury of the LA Dance Film Festival and has been on faculty as a dance teacher at multiple studios in the tri-state area for the past 5 years. She is deeply passionate about story-telling, whether it be through performing or creating dance films. hollywilder.com
Duncan is a Los Angeles based videographer and script supervisor. He graduated from Principia College in Illinois with a BA in Communications. His videography company, Rhythm of You Productions, was founded in 2013 and produces music videos, wedding videos, promotional videos, and short films. He has made music videos for artists such as Ian Ethan Case, Luis Gamarra, Jennah Bell, and Peter Wise. His film projects have been selected to multiple international film festivals. rhythmyouvideo.com
YOSHIE FUJIMOTO KATEADA
TANNER MYLES HUSEMAN
MIKAELA S. BRANDON
Eliah James Furlong
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