Flying High, Longlist - Personal

Physical Thoughts

Anne Hollowday

100 Year Films

A dancer's body is their whole life. It is the sum total of their history, it’s the medium through which they make a living and it’s their method of creative expression. After a dramatic injury puts a professional dancer out of action for six months, she reflects on how our physical thoughts reveal who we are, perhaps even more than what we say. A meditation on authenticity, the creative life and facing one's own fears, Physical Thoughts is the document of an injury and a poetic distillation of wisdom for every artist.

Anne Hollowday is a New York based director. Her award winning films combine both documentary and narrative techniques, always striving to preserve the freshness of a lived encounter. Equal parts authentic and cinematic, her work is informed by a background in still photography. She weaves a sublime tableau using light, color and composition to convey vast amounts of emotive visual information with a formal sensuality. Her eye has enabled collaborations with the likes of Porsche, Google, Uber and Nokia, across a variety of commercial and branded content projects, and garnered recognition from the Art Director’s Club, SXSW, AICP, the One Club, Shoot Magazine and American Photography, among many others.