Bat-Sheva Guez director

Behind the Wall (Teaser Trailer)

(TRAILER) In this magical realism tale, an injured young dancer flees her old life and moves into a strange dilapidated apartment - an apartment with a view into a world that moves to its own distinct rhythm. Winner of the Grand Prize for Best Cinematography at the Rhode Island International Film Festival

Written & Directed by Bat-Sheva Guez


Teaser: Behind the Wall

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This is the teaser for the short film, Behind the Wall. WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Bat-Sheva Guez
PRODUCED BY: Bat-Sheva Guez & Gina Bouchard
STARRING Alexandra Turshen, Karen Lynn Gorney & Lou Patane


3f- excerpt (2008)

(excerpt) completed in 2008

The rough and tumble relationship of a young couple fuels this motion triptych where narrative action and dance collide.
DIRECTOR Bat-Sheva Guez
STARRING Jessica Jolly & John Peery CINEMATOGRAPHY Heixan Robles
CHOREOGRAPHY: Bat-Sheva Guez, Jessica Jolly, John Peery

SCORE: Brian H. Kim

Constellation Change film festival, London, England.
Picasso Machinery, New York, NY.


**Spotlight On: Isabella Boylston

Directed By: Bat-Sheva Guez & Emily Branham

Camera: Dagmar Weaver-Madsen, Bat-Sheva Guez, & Emily Branham


Spotlight On: Michael Trusnovec, Paul Taylor Dance Company

Directed by Bat-Sheva Guez & Emily Branham


Spotlight On: Eran Bugge, Paul Taylor Dance Company

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Emerson String Quartet

Directed by Emily Branham & Bat-Sheva Guez


Bat-Sheva Writer | Director Reel

Chapter List:
00:07 Morning (2007)
01:27 A Day in Milan (2013)
03:20 Whorl (2009)
04:25 How Bat-Sheva Procrastinates (2010)
05:19 As Light As Air (2010)
06:04 3f (2007)
06:53 Conclusion


Spotlight On: Robbie Fairchild & Tiler Peck NYCB

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Directed by Bat-Sheva Guez & Emily Branham
Cinematography by Dagmar Weaver-Madsen



Directed by Bat-Sheva Guez
RT: 7 minutes

This dance film plays with the use of texture on screen to tell the tale of a young couplewho would rather sleep in.

STARRING Donnell Oakley & David Schmidt
SCORE Kyp Malone. CINEMATOGRAPHY Heixan Robles. CHOREOGRAPHY Bat-Sheva Guez, Donnell Oakley & David Schmidt

Constellation Change Festival, London.
Montage Video Dance Festival, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, Boulder, CO.
MoPictive Shorts Series, New York, NY.
Picasso Machinery, New York, NY.


As Light As Air

[Still Photos of the Scuplture/Film]
The film is projected onto a screen sculpture made of five rows of polyurethane strips. This creates a three-dimensional viewing space. When the viewer stands close to the screen, the image becomes a jumble of texture, but if the viewer closes one eye or stands further away, the image seems flat on a normal screen. The screen mimics our mind's eye and highlights the subjectivity of the story.

These are some photos of the sculpture taken from various angles.

As Light As Air is a simple fairytale set in Greenpoint & Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The story has a strong sense of place while mythologizing the location, the people and the animals in it. The screen's geometry highlights the geometry of the place, calling out the shapes and textures.

ONCE there was a woman who stopped looking at her husband. She didn’t mean to. It just happened. First she stopped looking at him for a day, then for a week, until years passed since she last saw his face. It made the man feel small. As each day passed, he felt smaller and smaller, until one day, he shrank so small, that he became a little, brown, song bird, and flew away.

STARRING Brandon Morrissey & Frances Chewning
WRITTEN & DIRECTED by Bat-Sheva Guez



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A postcard film. Shot in two afternoons while on a trip to Milan. Official Selection at the Bloody Hero International Film Festival. Aired on NYCTV's Frame Rate Show

How to make a postcard film: (1) Buy a last-minute flight to a faraway place. (2) Make new friends! (3) Shoot a movie with your new friends. In two days. (4) Fly home. (5) Edit and Repeat.

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Bat-Sheva Guez STARRING Jan Mattassi & Emily Branham
PRODUCED BY Bat-Sheva Guez, Adam Witten & Emily Branham DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Danae Mauro SCORE Asher Goldschmidt SOUND DESIGN Rob Daly
"Chicago Song" by Project Plan "Summer 99" by Ben Crane

runtime: 16:31


RPG Dance "Bedtime Stories"


CHOREOGRAPHY Renegade Performance Group (André M. Zachery)
DIRECTED BY Bat-Sheva Guez
DANCERS Taeler Cyrus & Youthen Joseph

CAMERA OPERATORS Jason Jones, Ori Dubow, Bat-Sheva Guez EDITOR Bat-Sheva Guez COSTUMES André M. Zachery MAKE UP Nia Hall PA Alex Wood MUSIC "Riverbones" by Michelle Bellerose, Magnatune Records.
RPG would like to thank Rose Simpson and Jeff Timms for their support in the creation of this film.

About Bat-Sheva

Bat-Sheva Guez pushes the boundaries of visual storytelling, creating unique videos that play with and explore the capabilities of the medium.

Toying with traditional narratives, she makes films with dance, with stillness, with projection-mapping, with split-screens, with magical realism and more, while simultaneously depicting interesting stories and rich characters.

She has won the Jesse Thompkins III Artist Award for Screenwriting & Directing. Her latest short film, Behind the Wall, won the Grand Prize for Best Cinematography and a $10,000 camera grant from Panavision at the Rhode Island International Film Festival
Bat-Sheva currently lives and works in Brooklyn, directing videos for clients such as Lincoln Center and the Atlantic Council.
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Brooklyn, NY, U.S.


Recent News


Bat-Sheva was interviewed by @agnesfilms about her work, #magicalrealism, and setting #brooklyn in her films.


#BehindtheWall @batshevaguez was interviewed about her work by VVH-TV Watch here:


We're going to the Hamptons! Our film #BehindtheWall is screening at @HamptonsFilm on Oct 11 #magicalrealism #dance


#BehindtheWall wins Best Cinematography at @RIFilmFest! Complete with a @Panavision camera grant. Congrats to @batshevaguez and the crew!


Our short film, directed by @batshevaguez premieres at @RIFIlmFest. Behind the Wall: magic, dance, & old radiators.