In The Making, Longlist - Short Film - Non Fiction

Ballet & I

Jonny White

As a filmmaker, my passion centres around creating work that both educates and inspires audiences, with a particular focus on those untold non-fiction stories from every day individuals. There is such a fixation on the grandeur of celebrity and icon, that sometimes those among us get lost. Ballet & I tells the story of Christie, a dancer who was introduced to ballet at a much later point in her life, as opposed to what is conventional and starting as a child. Having the ability to dance and have that artistic expression saved her life as she discovered ballet at the worst point in her life. I can only hope that Christie's story resonates with audiences and those that may be going through similar difficulties, that there truly is light at the end of the tunnel.

Jonny is an award-winning filmmaker based in the UK. In 2017, his short documentary, Trapped in Terror (2016) , won a Royal Television Society Student Award. He graduated from York St. John University in York with a Film and Television Production undergraduate degree in 2016, and has been working on productions since spanning across short films, feature-length films, music videos and documentaries on a personal basis, working to establish himself as a professional director.