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The Nutcracker- An Original Film

UNCSA 2020

Production Stage Manager on a filmed adaptation of the Nutcracker with 60 dancers and new choreography. Worked closely with Artistic Directors, Film Assistant Director & Production Manager to create a cohesive 4 week filming schedule. Served as point of contact for dancers: distributing rehearsal, fitting, & filming schedules. Coordinated between UNCSA’s schools of Film, Dance, Design & Production, & Music for a smooth prep, rehearsal, & filming process under COVID-19 safety protocols.

Paperwork Examples

Full Production

"How to get to the Dressing Rooms" Video

Created for the dancers and shown during the full company meeting before filming began. The filming location was in a space not typically used for Nutcracker. Artistic requested that Stage Management create a video guide for the dancers to easily navigate the new space.

Production Staff

Jared Redick & Ilya Kozadayev- Directors

Ilya Kozadayev- Choreographer

Tom Ackerman- Director of Photography

Bailey Heppler, Melissa Owens Smith, Juli Reed, Lydia Watt- Production Designers

Jennings Leonard- Properties Director

Yuko Taniguchi- Lighting Designer

Marissa McCullough- Director of the Dance Costume Shop

Natosha Martin- Wigs and Makeup Designer

Fer MacFarlane- 1st Assistant Director

Helen Moreau- Production Stage Manager

Morgan Ochs- Production Manager

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