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PRESSUR.ES / Interview with filmmaker Derrick Belcham
New York / December 16, 2016

Brooklyn-based Canadian filmmaker Derrick Belcham is exploring the relationship of the sound and choreography with a series of six films releasing this week, the first of which was debuted by The New York Times (). The films act as a sort of appetizer/fundraiser for a larger project he is working on with artist Ruby Kato Attwood, called PRESSUR.ES. They’ll be working with musicians like Tim Fain (Philip Glass soloist), Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), Laurel Sprengelmeyer (Little Scream), Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire), Colin Stetson (Tom Waits, Lou Reed, Bon Iver), and many others. I’m excited to not only debut the second film in the series “Western Gypsy Rhymes”, but also get to share with you a chat I had with Derrick. Enjoy!     Interview with Derrick Belcham   Jeff Hamada: Can you start by describing what you do for a living, in one Twitter-length sentence? Derrick Belcham: I create the best films I am capable of at any given time in collaboration with an ever-expanding network of artists, companies, and friends. J: How did the idea for PRESSUR.ES come about? D: At the end of 2012, I was asked to curate a night of dance films for Pentacle, a NYC-based dance…