Industrial sludge meets raw energy. Alkaline is a piece about the ability to evolve and transcend. It is a collaboration driven by the transformative power of movement, art, music, and relationships.

Featured on The Creator's Project
"Best International Short Dance Film" Grand Prize Winner at Choreoscope Barcelona 2015

Alkaline is a passion project by Julie Gratz, which was started purely as an excuse to get a bunch of talented friends together. It quickly became much more personal, solely incorporating footage from two of her favorite places; Brooklyn and Martha's Vineyard. Over the 2.5 years it took to complete, the idea evolved and eventually settled on this organic style of animation that transports us between worlds. 
Directed & Edited by Julie Gratz
Choreographed by Adrian Causing
Performed by Leslie Hubilla and Michael Esteban
Music by David Hoon Newman
Cinematography by Justin Nunnink and Julie Gratz
Animation by Julie Gratz, Kevin Ryan and Jake Wincek
Color Correction by Fletcher Wolfe
Compositing by Ivo Stoop
Additional Sound by Cory Choy
Production Assistance by Erinn Clancy
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