Screenwriter, director, and cinematographer, she earned her MFA in Film Directing at Skillset Screen Academy in Scotland. Born in Madrid, Spain, she currently lives in Brussels, Belgium. In 2010, she was nominated for the BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award. Following that, she attended various international workshops for directing narrative films at NYU, Sundance Shorts Lab, Cineuropa.org, Prague Film School, London Film School, and Maine Media Workshops. Also, she studied cinematography at the Global Cinematography Institute. Aside from narrative drama and dark comedy, she also makes audiovisual poems and documentaries. The stories she feels drawn to writing and directing are heavily character-driven, and the audiovisual world she builds around them often has a thin line between the real and the surreal.
She described the film as a period piece lasting 18 minutes. This is a dark, surreal drama. This is a story of unrequited love, self-acceptance, and the limits of the mind.”
The story is set in late-1800s Europe, and the story revolves around Oscar, a wealthy but lonely middle-aged man living in an extravagant chateau filled with wine, courtesans, and opium who confesses his love for his gardener Jude before he dies of his excesses.
The director masterfully builds a dark atmosphere through cinematography, costumes, and set design, as well as the direction of the lead actors.
The acting of the main characters is always believable and intense, especially that of Al Nazemian as Oscar.
Another strong point of FOR I AM DEAD is its script. There is a minimal amount of dialogue, but it is always effective. In the way, the story is told, we can infer that the main theme is treated very personally, delicately, and never in a banal way.
As a last strong point, David Feral’s sound design creates a strong expressionistic effect. The unusual use of sound, often going out of sync, as well as some jump cuts emphasize Jude’s duality, and highlight Oscar’s loss of sanity, as he can’t distinguish between what’s real and what’s not.
As a result of all these aspects, this short film shows Patricia Delso Lucas’ talent.
We look forward to seeing what she comes up with next.
Congratulations to all the cast and crew!
TIMELESS LOVE is a Dance short film by Breton Tyner-Bryan.
The story is about a man who surrenders to his love for a woman, who becomes his inspiration for stepping into his heart and loving freely. The man’s energy is initially inward, expressing an internal emotional wound. His vast home represents his feelings of isolation and emptiness. The moment the woman appears, he begins to open up physically and emotionally until he finally finds freedom in his expression of love through dance. This style of dance is based on the traditional Viennese Waltz but expressed in the ballroom style of American Smooth dancing. It is a style of dance that alternates between lead-follow roles, with both partners leading occasionally. Characters dance in a Chateau ballroom, embodying life’s timeless love through dance.
It’s a very well chosen location, an isolated villa with a beautiful garden, that represents the loneliness of the protagonist without the woman.
In a time when everything is screaming, TIMELESS LOVE tells this story in a very intimate way. This short film can be described as having an old-fashioned mood, which is so important to preserve.
Travis Tuft (World & National Ballroom Theatrical/Cabaret Champion, American Smooth Showdance Champion, American Smooth Ballroom Finalist, Blackpool Championship Silver Medalist) directs this superb choreography.
Dominick Sivilli’s cinematography tells this story through the colors of the feelings.
The editing is fluid and delicate, following the rhythm of the music by Breton Tyner-Bryan. As the frames roll by, the editing disappears behind them. It is a truly engaging pace. Similarly, the costume choice fits the narrative of the dance short.
There is a great deal of intensity and believable acting throughout the film from both actors. As a result of combining all of the elements we mentioned, we are able to build a dreamlike atmosphere as well as a story of intense love with a taste of ancient times.
Through this dance short film called TIMELESS LOVE, we can still dream about being passionate like the main character.
As the director explained: “Timeless Love shows how love is used as a universal tool to reconnect once failed relationships.”. Due to the suspended belief in time, we are able to observe the interchanging power plays between the two lead characters, culminating in an equal union through dance.”
This is a very well-made short film directed by Breton Tyner-Bryan. As a filmmaker, director, choreographer, and actor, Breton Tyner-Bryan has been featured at the Barcelona International Film Festival, Madrid International Film Festival, World Independent Cinema Nice, France, World London Film Festival, La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival, New York Shorts International Film Festival, Big Apple Film Festival, CANIFFF, ASVOFF, Flickfair, Jellyfest, and International LGBTQ Shorts Festival. Upcoming releases include SHACKLED, TIMELESS LOVE, INVICTA, and WEST OF FRANK.
Film festival Cine Paris awarded TIMELESS LOVE Best Dance Film (Short) in April’s monthly competition.