E T A
dir Talia Shea Levin
While waiting alone in a bus station, uncertain and insecure, one woman fights the urge to isolate herself and instead connects to the strangers around her to build a community. Set to an original song created specifically for the project, E T A combines the languages of music, dance, and film to communicate the power of unity as a peaceful weapon against the threat of division. Co-created by Alexis Floyd and Talia Shea Levin.
words from the filmmaker
The second dance film from co-creators Talia Shea Levin and Alexis
Floyd, E T A uses kinetic expression to communicate unity as a peaceful
weapon against division. Beginning from a desire to connect with others
experiencing isolation, Levin and Floyd combined the tools of
movement, music, and film to build a beacon for community. Floyd
composed an original song, “Enough,” and choreographed a dance
alongside the women of SIZA Dance Company, while Levin wrote a
screenplay based on the core concept and brought together the
behind-the-camera team to capture the story for the screen. This
collaborative process created a community as strong as the one
depicted on screen. The final film shows a woman looking beyond her
self-doubt and forging connections to the world that will make her spirit
and that of those around her grow big and bright.
Our hope is that E T A spreads connection wherever it goes.
why we love this film
"E T A" captures the togetherness we are all craving and too rarely get. The sense of community in this film is palpable and kinda makes us want to take the bus.
Written and Directed by
1st AC / Gaffer / Swing
"Enough" Written by
Produced and Mixed by
Audio Post-Production Services Provided by
Talia Shea Levin
SIZA Dance Company, Lyndsi Zapata
Aric Generette Floyd
Julian Terry, Alex Anderson
Amanda Leigh Jerry
John Milo Train
Special Order Co.
Dance Films Association
Live Arts Los Angeles
Warner Bros. Property Department
The Floyd Family
The Levin Family
Darryl Swann, Connor Musarra, Justin Klatzko
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