Still in Motion

4 mins, 16mm Black and White Film, 2011
Using innovative approaches to improve his agility, one man fights to stay active and independent as he loses control over his body to Parkinson’s disease.

“It’s a double process…to envision doing something, and then I try to add my body to it. Sometimes that’s the only way I can move,” explains Telemachus Clay, who has been living with Parkinson’s disease for more than 20 years. “Still in Motion” is a 16mm black and white documentary short that follows Telemachus’ journey to maintain his independence through dance and movement. The film offers not only an insider perspective on the experience of Parkinson’s disease, but probes larger questions of how we approach, treat and grapple with the physical and psychological consequences of illness.

Cleveland International Film Festival, 2012
Thin Line Film Festival, 2012
Vassar FilmFest, Washington DC, 2011
Short Short Story Film Festival, 2011
Student Works Festival, Stanford University, 2011
DC Shorts Film Festival, 2011

Directed, Produced and Edited by Anna Moot-Levin
Cinematography by Anna Moot-Levin
Production Assistance by Paul Donatelli
Music by Jonathan Faiman