Swimming in Your Skin Again 2015

Terence Nance

A film about motherhood, banality, Miami, the water, the divine feminine, and how to sing in church in a way that calls forth your own adulthood.

Terence Nance created this film for Borscht 9.


Rotterdam Film Festival, 2015


"[A]stoundingly beautifulโ€ฆ. [S]ublime" - Filmmaker Magazine

"With its blend of animation and live action, Terence Nanceโ€™s first feature, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, from 2012, revealed him to be one of the worldโ€™s most imaginative young directors. His twenty-three minute film Swimming in Your Skin Againโ€ฆ goes even further, with its allusive collage of live action and special effects, centered on music and danceโ€ฆ. [B]y way of ecstatic imagery, thrillingly balletic performances, and a mighty sense of humor, [Nance] sketches a personal mythology of black American history and culture." - The New Yorker

"Terence Nance premiered [his debut feature] An Oversimplification of Her Beauty at Sundance in 2012, to much acclaimโ€ฆ. It was funny and moving and necessary, both as a reminder that young black filmmakers arenโ€™t an emerging trend but have always been here, and that experimental filmmaking can be accessible, even relatable. Though Nance hasnโ€™t yet directed another full-length, all that heโ€™s created since, whether politically charged and pertinentโ€ฆ or idyllicโ€ฆ toy with elements of the sublime. Swimming in Your Skin Again, a moving and magical realist poem, is no differentโ€ฆ. Even in its dreamlike roaming, it is intuitive and connective--like breathing or like birth." - Hyperallergic


Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2015
Sundance Film Festival, 2016
AFI Film Festival, 2015
BAMcinemaFest, 2015
Treefort Film Festival, 2015
Los Angeles Film Festival, 2015
BlackStar Film Festival, 2015
Little Rock Film Festival, 2015
Glasgow Short Film Festival, 2015
Curtocircuรญto International Film Festival, 2015
La Roche-sur-Yon International Film Festival, 2015
Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, 2015
Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival, 2015
Eastern Oregon Film Festival, 2015
Festival du nouveau cinรฉma de Montrรฉal, 2015
DokuFest, 2015
Lago Film Festival, 2015
Nashville Film Festival, 2015
Festival du Nouveau Cinema, 2015


Borscht Corp presents

Swimming in Your Skin Again

a film by Terence Nance

writer/director/editor: Terence Nance

executive producers: Lucas Leyva, Jillian Mayer

assistant director: Julian Yuri Rodriguez

art director: Faren Humes

sound mix & design: Joel C. Hernandez

colorists: Josh Bohoskey, Chris Kenny

color at: The Mill, Nice Dissolve

assistant editors: Justin Ferrato, Temi Olutunbi

sound by: Christian Loaiza

sound recordist: Mike Pisano

re-recording mixing by: Eli Cohn

color correction by: Samuel Gursky

color producers: Pierce Varrous, Dee Allen, Natalie Westerfield, Evan Bauer

director of photography: Shawn Peters

camera operator & steadicam operator: Richard Patterson

2nd camera operator: Jonathan David Kane

camera assistants: Abdiel Thorne, Danny Lugo

lighting & grip by: Phantom Lighting

insurance by: Insurance Office of America

meals by: Pollo Tropical

production supplies by: Anytime Production Rentals

cameras provided by: Four Bent Corners, Midtown Video

camera support by: MAR Media

production assistants: Roseli Gonzalez, Victor DeBianchi, Mariana Galecki, Stephen Anderson

gaffer: Santiago Menendez

set photography: Rod Deal

location scouts: Starr Sariego, Andrew Rosenberg

visual effects artists: Greg Silverman, Cowboy Lynk

cast: Norvis Jr, Hadassah Amani, Genoa Oโ€™Brien, Vickie Washington-Nance, Brenda Maywah, Candy Molia, Sasha Molia, Lachelle Black, Darielle Williams, Pastor Marcia Carty, LeBron Miller, Brandon Miller, Ronzell St. Louis, Jordan Garner, Kama Ani-Bello, Larry Anderson, Daniel Dias, Jomo Faulks, Mustafa Wright, Moussa Soumah Soumare, The Rising Ocean, The Setting Sun, Miami, The Goddess

in association with: THIRD HORIZON, NOWNESS, MVMT

producers: Jason Fitzroy Jeffers, Keisha Raw Witherspoon, Jonathan David Kane

original music by: Norvis Junior

associate producer: Danielle Bender

animation by: Bernardo Britto, Ronnie Rivera, Norvis Junior

special thanks: Chanelle Pearson, Jose Elias, Smina Punjwani, Octavia Butler, Cinema Stereo, Vickie Washington, Classi Nance, Malakai Nance Nalma, Ramos-Chapman, The City of Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, The City of Pompano Beach, Afro Roots, World Music Festival, Danielle Bender, My Family

commissioned by Borscht Corp.

2015 Miami, FL, USA

Made possible by the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation