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Salty Dog (2021)

Salty Dog is a short dance film directed and choreographed by Jessi Stegall in collaboration with musician Brittany Karlson. The film depicts a word-smithing musician who creates a companion through her nonsensical speaking. Her creation is born as a shadow of herself, but quickly develops a narrative of their own. The two negotiate an agreement within the non-linear, arbitrary world they create together. The song is based on the early 1900s American folk song titled "Old Salty Dog Blues," famously recorded by Leadbelly.


Directed & Choreographed by Jessi Stegall
Music by Brittany Karlson
Cinematography by Sue Murad
Audio Engineering by Peter Atkinson

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