Dancer

2023 | Australia/Mongolia | 13 mins | 2.39:1
Genre: Drama | Children’s | Heartwarmer
Themes: Disability | BIPOC | CALD | Dance | Relationships | Family
Disability represented on screen: Hard of Hearing & Deaf
Language: Mongolian and Mongolian Sign Language, with English subtitles. Closed Captioning available

Synopsis: Gerelee, a Deaf teenage girl, decides to follow her dreams and audition for a dance company, despite her father’s protest.

DANCER is the second collaboration between Bus Stop Films and The Arts Council of Mongolia.

Behind the Scenes (BTS)

Cast

Daughter – Sergelen Batsukh
Dad – Amgalanbaatar Gochoodorj
Neighbor – Otgonjargal Baatarkhuu
Friend – Oyunbolor Dashdoo

Crew

Director – Nomin Gantulga
Writer – Genevieve Clay-Smith, Nomin Gantulga
Producer – Genevieve Clay-Smith
Cinematographer – Tuvshintur Bayar
Production Design – Bilguun Altantsetseg
Editor – Rentsendorj Purevdorj
Sound Design – David McCarthy
Composer – Tsogbayar Baatar

Festival Screenings & Awards

Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (CICFF) 2023 (USA)
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) 2024 (USA)
Golden Ger International Film Festival 2024 (Mongolia) – In Competition
Sydney Film Festival 2024 (Australia)