Primary

by RICKY KIM / 10.27.2017

directed & written by NEAL BLEDSOE / story by THE EDITORS OF MONROWE

Anyone who’s ever had a long-term romantic relationship knows that it is a web of conflicting emotions: hope, expectation, denial, withholding, affection, boredom. This is a simple fact of proximity, one that applies to all people regardless of who you are or where you draw your personal boundaries.

According to a recent study, one in five Americans have been in a non-monogamous relationship. In his new film,  Primary,  director Neal Bledsoe examines the emotionality of this arrangement through a series of tangled memories (and fantasies) shared between two people. Here, an encounter is not merely an encounter. Rather, every moment is a seed filled with infinite potential, which inspires and paralyzes.

Still image from Primary the film - Directed by Neal Bledsoe

Still image from Primary the film - Directed by Neal Bledsoe

Still image from Primary the film - Directed by Neal Bledsoe

Still image from Primary the film - Directed by Neal Bledsoe

Still image from Primary the film - Directed by Neal Bledsoe

Primary | Credits

Director & Writer:  Neal Bledsoe
FeaturingKathleen WiseDorith MousNeal Bledsoe

Executive Producer: Ricky Kim
Director of Photography: Ian Bloom
Editor: Jesse Patch

Art Director
Ricky Kim
Gaffer: Valentin Frankasch
Assistant Camera: Camilla Foschi
Best Boy: Tommy Smith
Sound: Louis Gordon
Sound Designer: Keller McDivitt @ Dungeon Beach
Sound Editor & Recording Mixer: Tim Korn @ Dungeon Beach
Dialogue Editor: Jennifer Ruffalo
ColoristIan Bloom @ Dungeon Beach
Assistant Colorist: Brian May Gibson
Visual Effects: Tyler Elliot
Costume Design: Priscilla Polley
Set Stylist: Caitlyn Leary
Hair: Charlie Taylor
Assistant Hair: Clara Leonard
Makeup: Ingeborg & Mari Shten
Production Assistant: Trevor Pascal, Dabian Canales

Our Sincere Gratitude to Colonie Brooklyn