THE GEN Z COLLECTIVE is an impactful platform for Generation Z to
express themselves, organize, find direction and guidance
for the issues that are most important to them.
The project officially launched on Instagram and Youtube on Jan 1, 2020
and features original short films submitted by Gen Z kids and
short films created from over 200 interviews filmed with Gen Z kids in the USA over the past two years .
MS. MERIWETHER is a documentary feature that celebrates the life and career of the lovely Ms. Lee Meriwether—
a former Miss America, Catwoman and a television icon who helped shape the world of entertainment.
THE ANGER DANCES is dance for camera short film that explores the nature of anger and rage.
In collaboration with the Lineage Dance Company, this emotional journey is expressed through movement, music and sound.
CEILING IN THE FLOOR
A feature film adaptation of a live performance piece created by Hilary Thomas of the Lineage Dance Company, the film tells the story of the creative and tumultuous arc of a friendship told through narration, dance and original music.
DANCE FOR JOY is an award winning documentary short film that celebrates the healing movement classes
offered by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Lineage Dance Company to help people with Parkinson’s Disease
find freedom, hope and a sense of community through the arts.
THE PERFECTION OF ANNA
Ten year-old Jesse has watched her mom’s modern dance company all her life.
To Jesse, beautiful Anna, the company’s lead dancer, is just perfect.
When Anna suffers a stroke that leaves her left side paralyzed,
Jesse witnesses Anna’s triumph over adversity as she pulls herself out of depression to dance again.
STRUNG is a dance for camera excerpt from a feature film adaptation, currently in production, of CEILING IN THE FLOOR.
In collaboration with the Lineage Dance Company, this film tells the story
of the tumultuous arc of a friendship told through narration, original music and dance.
MARY ANNE is an inspiring short film about a charming, courageous woman with Parkinson’s disease who loves to dance.
Music and dance give her wings to move in a way she thought she never would again.
This dance-for-camera is the first collaboration between Elizabeth Gracen and the Lineage Dance Company.
Showcasing the choreography of Hilary Thomas, this short film explores
our willingness to let go of the fear associated with change, the unknown and death.
THE DAMN DEAL
In 1997, filmmaker, writer and former Miss America, Elizabeth Gracen, interviewed three young female impersonators who competed in the Miss Gay America Pageant system. The recovered, original footage, now restored, explores gender, identity and what it was like to grow up gay in the South at the end of the 20th century.