Bertil Nilsson’s new short film ‘Bromance’ tells a story of brotherly affection through the artistic movement of acrobatic dance.
Swedish born Nilsson collaborated with the award winning, experimental acrobatic company, Barely Methodical Troupe, to create this 3-minute short.
Nilsson describes his film about the exploration of “…intimacy of physical interaction between guys; of their bromance. The concept of the film was to set something unusual in the real world, almost a documentary in the most abstract of senses.”
It’s refreshing to watch the affection of three men depicted through this close union of dance moves that interlace with each other to create this free flow choreography.
The familiar East London streets of Hackney where the boys relay their professional dance routine gives this film its contemporary edge, which paired with the theme of the film, translates as a beautiful and modern depiction of love and friendship.
Nilsson is used to pairing dance with film, as a trained photographer, he shot his collection ‘Naturally’ based on contemporary dance expressions in natural surroundings.
There is a level of purity in Nilsson’s work in his natural subjects and themes, which elevate its beauty and resonates with its audience. After watching ‘Bromance’, it left me with a profound feeling of togetherness you cannot find easily with just anything.
Images via Bertil Nilsson website