Enantiodromia – Mexico
Enantiodromia - to flow backwards, through the roots and to the origins - was conceived to create a stimulating and safe space where ideas can bloom into audiovisual projects by recognising and staying close to their original essence via the flow of intuition. By pairing up film industry practices and connections with an appreciation of the spirit of each project, Enantiodromia’s drive is the understanding of filmmaking as the energetic process of downloading a vision, bringing it to life through cinematic language and channelling it to the audience.
Born in Southeast Mexico to an itinerant family, Racornelia Ezell (she/they) was introduced to the creative process and experience through dance and music during her childhood. They found their first interest in moving images through the appreciation of the dance genre. In 2017 she won the Latin America Writing Scholarship for Film & Television, thus enrolling in the writing programme at Vancouver Film School. Upon her return to Mexico, she enrolled in ESCINE's workshops with filmmakers Amat Escalante and Carlos Reygadas, where the concept for her project MACDO began to take shape. Simultaneously collaborating in the development, writing and production stages of two of Michel Franco's films, and a series of projects at Diego Luna and Gael García's company La Corriente del Golfo, Ezell launched Enantiodromia by financing, developing, producing, and directing MACDO as an independent exercise of intuition with the close collaboration of her creative partner, cinematographer/director Negin Khazaee, as well as the mentorship/executive production of her former teacher Amat Escalante.
Figuera by Racornelia Ezell (Dance film)
Red by Negin Khazaee (Experimental short)
La tarde by Racornelia Ezell (Feature)
MACDO by Racornelia Ezell (Feature film / interactive platform / installation)
Rotterdam Lab participants 2021
The selection of the 74 producers for the 2021 Rotterdam Lab.