SHOVE is a metaphorical dance film reflecting the realities of unsafe abortions that occur worldwide.
Shove is anchored to an atmospheric narrative situated in the cold, soviet streets of Berlin. We travel through the eyes of our bold protagonist as she sees the world in a post-traumatic state. Breathless motion and anxious thoughts clutter her mind through the dimly-lit streets that contrast with distinct taboos shown through metamorphosis. We witness grotesque mutations, high-rise all-encompassing city scapes that engulf our audience and take them on an energetic journey that points to the unavoidable reality for many women across the world who have to face legal and moral barriers to their right to choose and to have full autonomy over their bodies.
Director/Producer: Lauren Pringle
Dancer: Estefi Spark
Male: Cristian Del Negro
DOP: Adriana Berroterán
Assistant Director: Jhiliem Miller
Assistant Producer: Virginia Hernández
Production Assistant: Manouk Van Kuyk
Production Assistant: Cristian Del Negro
Gaffer: Joran Ost
1st AC: Pepe Ramirez Naval
1st AC: Manuela Aguilar
Art: Marcel Ruben Schoen + Estefi Spark
Make-up: Guadalupe Ron + Estefi Spark
Editor: Jhiliem Miller/Agustin Farias
Colour: Dan Moran
Photographer: Agustin Farias
Press Campaign Officer: Virginia Hernández
Sound Design: Josh Grey Jung
Additional Music Production: Alfie Brooks
Song Title: Poser - White Talls
Graphic Design: Cecilia Serafini
Research: Patricia Zegarra
Special thanks to:
SeeURental, Oleg Solovey, Maria Espindola, Jacin, Daniel Harrison, Daniel Seitz, Flow Altas Wachas, Amity Films, Amy Cooper, Johanna Hardwick, Simon Walton, Matt Barton, Mailen Cisneros, Louise Ball, Rachel Stutt, Morgan Williams, George Winston Rylance, Svet Lapcheva Sarah Luisa Santos, Kristina Hinz and Frederico Eduardo Reichel.
“The images are just as strong as the narrative which with symbolism fights to show and express the fight that has taken such a long time and the pain that many women have to go through in this situation."
House of Girls
“Simply Shocking. Great moves and high production value."