Getting to the Nutcracker
Serene Meshel-Dillman
2013 - 98 min - HD - Couleur - États-Unis

Every year, the Nutcracker ballet is performed by hundreds of ballet companies in cities all over the world. This is a behind-the-scenes look at one production.
We follow students at the Los Angeles based Marat Daukayev School of Ballet, led by the former Kirov star, from auditions to the final performance. Go backstage and see the Herculean effort involved in gathering the resources, assembling the volunteers, casting the dancers and staging this classic ballet.
The dancers, boys and girls aged between 3 and 18, have all made incredible sacrifices and put themselves through rigorous hours of rehearsals to dance, many hoping that this will be a stepping stone to a professional career. But only a lucky few can land a principal role....

Author-Director : Serene Meshel-Dillman
Photography : Arseni Khachaturan
Sound : Matt Temple
Editing : Brian George
Original Music : Keith Kenniff
Delegate Producer : Confiscated Film


Distributor : Java Films


2014 - Atlanta Film Festival, Atlanta (États-Unis) : Prix du Jury
2014 - Las Vegas Film Festival, Las Vegas (États-Unis) : Premier Prix
2014 - Kansas City FilmFest, Kansas City (États-Unis) : Sélection officielle