‘Anywhere is a Dancefloor’ is a new collaboration between choreographer Jaii Guest and drag artist & cultural producer Fatt Butcher. Through celebrating the creativity, resilience, and fierce spirit of Birmingham’s LGBTQ+ nightlife community this new work is an invitation to the city to create their own dancefloors anywhere and everywhere!
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- February 2023 – Beijing Queer Film Festival – Love Queer Cinema Week, Beijing, CHINA.
- December 2022 – Short Film Factory, Bucharest, ROMANIA.
- November 2022 – Transition International Queer Film Festival, Vienna, AUSTRIA.
- October 2022 – Sweden Film Awards, Stockholm, SWEDEN.
- October 2022 – Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival – Round 5, Los Angeles, USA.
- October 2022 – Fifth Wall Fest, PHILIPPINES.
- October 2022 – Thessaloniki International G.L.A.D Film Festival (LGBTI+), Thessaloniki, GREECE.
- September 2022 – SHORT to the Point – Târgu Mureș, ROMANIA
- September 2022 – Screen Dance International, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
- August 2022 – Out & Loud – Pune International Queer Film Festival, Pune, INDIA.
- July 2022 – Brighton Rocks Film Festival, Brighton, UK.
- June 2022 – KAHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, Mumbai, INDIA.
- June 2022 – Suberbia Cinema, Manchester, UK.
- May 2022 – Flatpack Festival, Birmingham, UK.
- December 2021 – Color’s of Love: International Queer Film Festival, Punjab, INDIA.
- December 2021 – London Lift-Off Film Festival, London, UK.
- April 2021 – Birmingham International Dance Festival, Birmingham, UK.
- WINNER of Best LGBT Pride Celebration Film – Color’s of Love International Queer Film Festival
- WINNER of Best Short Film – Thessaloniki International G.L.A.D Film Festival (LGBTI+)
- WINNER of Best Film in Music & Dance Category – Short Film Factory
- Semi-Finalist in LGBT Film Category – Sweden Film Awards
Fatt Butcher commented
‘We are overjoyed to receive this commission and to create new dance film with celebrates the tenacity and spirit of Birmingham’s incredible LGBTQ+ nightlife community. After the pandemic shut down queer spaces overnight, we’re particularly proud to bring queer dance culture out into the open’.
- Director, Cinematography and Edited by Mathew Beckett
- Concept and Music by Adam Carver
- Concept and Choreography by Jaii Andrew Guest
- Assistant Director/Producer – Anna Clifford
- Commissioned by DanceXchange (FABRIC)
- Produced by Motion Dance Collective in Association with River Rea Films
- Producers: Matthew Critchfield & Anna Clifford
- Production Co-ordinator: Sandra Figueiredo
- DanceXchange Producers: Lucie Mirkova, Rosie Clements & Emily Labhart
- CAST: Black Peppa, Chanda John, Joey Taylor, Simone Mendez, Mama Mamba, Jay Andre, Jason Andrew Guest (Luna Myztique), Blue Romantic, Lacy Lou, Fatt Butcher, Christian Gay & Yshee Black
- Camera Operator: Johnny Rhodes
- 1st Assistant Camera: Sam Kemp
- Jib Operator: Christopher Hood
- Sound Recordist and Designer: Ollie Smith
- Make Up Artists: Liam Hall Shelton/LILITH & Quinn Bragginton
- Music Production: Charles Cragg & Adrain Kimberlain
- Music Mixing: Adam Green
- Production Runners: Genavieve Decaria, Tansy Rawlings & Jade Smith
- Production Marshalls: Lucie Mirkova & Jamaal O’Driscoll
- Running Time: 7 minutes 54 seconds