Award of Merit – “Ode to the Singing Butler” (USA)

Title: Ode to the Singing Butler
Runtime: 6 min
Country: USA 
Director: Madeline Apple
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: June, 2019

Synopsis: ODE TO THE SINGING BUTLER brings to life the characters of Jack Vettriano’s iconic painting, “The Singing Butler.” Told completely through movement and dance, the film explores the moments before the man and woman find themselves waltzing on the beach. With an original score by Jake Weinstein, the story follows the characters as they prepare for a picnic that will forever change their lives. This exploration inspires the audience to imagine life’s possibilities beyond one singular moment.