“Ballet dancers get dodgy feet from dancing and I get dodgy hands from making their shoes!”
Ballet shoes may be worn by delicate girls, but they’re crafted by burly men whose hands tell another story…
We delve into the world of professional ballet dancing seen through the eyes of a shoemaker who desperately strives to save the dancer as much pain as possible by making the shoes as well as he can whilst a seasoned dancer talks of the pain she went through dancing at the highest level. An undiscovered world behind the pomp and perfection.
Screening Formats: HDCam, Digi Beta, Beta SP, DVCam
Shortlisted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for ‘Documentary Short Subject’ Oscar® 2013.
WINNER – SXGlobal Shorts Jury Award- SXSW Film Festival 2012
OFFICIAL SELECTION – ZagrebDox 2013
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Sheffield Doc/Fest 2011
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Edinburgh International Film Festival 2011
Screened at over 35 festivals world-wide…
Supported by: Creative Scotland, BBC Scotland
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This film was developed through Bridging the Gap, an opportunity for emerging filmmakers based in Scotland and Northern Ireland.