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Self-discovery is never easy, but the search for self can always introduce you to new friends and unexpected sources of empowerment. If you’re in need of a confidence boost, these sweet, humorous shorts are a reminder that our best selves are always inside of us.

Watch this program in person at NWFF, Sep. 18 at 4:30pm. VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person) Festival Passes and Individual Tickets are available!

⚠️ Please note: NWFF patrons will be required to wear masks that cover both nose and mouth while in the building. Disposable masks are available at the door for those who need them. We are not currently checking vaccination cards. Read full Covid policies here.

Untwined is a dance film highlighting the transformative choreography of Bennyroyce Royon alongside four students with no formal dance training, who struggle with daily insecurities until they are transformed by the healing force of a Banyan tree. With the help of two mysterious dancers, the students are transported into a kaleidoscopic world of seasonal changes as bodies flow, extend, and intertwine against natural and unnatural landscapes. Individually and collectively weaving through pain, self-doubt, and inner conflicts, they arrive at their own growth and connectivity.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    6 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
    World Premiere
  • Director
    Joshua Kong
  • Producer
    Melissa Lopez
  • Cast
    Darwin Black, Bennyroyce Royon, Jessica Alter, Jose Cuevas-Lopez, Nicole Burnett, Robert Hawley
  • Cinematographer
    Valerie Lo
  • Editor
    Joshua Kong, Robert Hawley, Valerie Lo
  • Sound Design
    Anirudh Rao, Nour Currie, Carla Cedeno