Dancyger is a Korean/Polish/American filmmaker from New York City. She graduated from Bard College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Film Production. Her short film Chopping Onions (2015) traveled the festival circuit internationally, from Cannes, Berlinale, Hamptons International, BUSAN Children and Youth, Reykjavík International Film Festival, and more. in 2016 She directed a film featuring queer musician and performer, Mykki Blanco, who recites Zoe Leanord’s 1992 Poem “I Want A Dyke For President.”
Dancyger has directed films for Dazed and Confused Magazine, been featured for her works on platforms such as Nowness, Vogue, I-D Vice, Raveline and Fader. She has directed music videos and has acted in independent films. She has worked as an editor for companies, Philosophy and Gucci. She is currently in post-production for her first feature film Girl Props, which she co-wrote, co-directed, and co-stars with Victoria Cronin and India Menuez. She is in post for her third short film Cheer Up Baby starring India Menuez. Interested in the documentary/fiction crossover, Dancyger likes to blend reality and fiction through personal and subtle storytelling.
CHEER UP BABY
2017, 13 MIN. Writer/Director/Editor.
A young woman is assaulted on the New York City subway. The experience ripples into her psyche in the immediate days following.
2017 New York Film Festival
2017. CURRENTLY IN POST-PRODUCTION. FEATURE FILM. MIXED MEDIA (HD/MINI DV). Co-Writer/Co-Director/Co-Star/Editor
Four women unravel through a self-indulgent road-trip. In bite-sized breakthroughs, the girls realize internal growth does not come from a change of scenery. Setting vibrant hallucinations against dry-drab moments of reality, GIRL PROPS uses both elements to meditate on the private versus public self.
2015, 16 MIN., HD. Language(s): Korean; English. Writer/Director/Editor.
A portrait of a six-year old girl and her Korean grandmother during a summer in New York City. Cultural and language barriers break the purely romantic stage of their relationship which potentially ruins their innocent friendship forever.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
2016 Berlinale• 2015 Cannes Film Festival • 2016 BUSAN International Kids and Youth Film Festival • 2016 Sarasota Film Festival •2016 Montclair Film Festival • 2017 Cairo International Women's Film Festival 2016 • Tel Aviv International Children’s Film Festival •2016 Cinema in Sneakers • 2016 Reykjavík International Film Festival • 2016 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival • 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival • 2015 San Diego Asian Film Festival• 2015 Toronto Asian Reel Festival • Adolfas Mekas Award for Exceptional Scripting, Bard College •2016 Hammer to Nail Spring Shorts Contest (RUNNER UP)
2013, 8 MIN., 35MM. Written and co-directed. Language: Czech. Co-Writer/Director
A teenage girl living with her estranged father in Prague skips school after getting her period for the first time. The film was made at FAMU International in Prague, Czech Republic.
2017 “FILLING EMPTY / JAWS” - PALBERTA (DIRECTOR/EDITOR)
2017 “CHASING YOUR LOVE” - LILY MCQUEEN (DIRECTOR)
2017 "HEAD ONTO NOWHERE" - SKATERS (EDITOR)
2015 "WEST SIDE OF MY HEART” - ERROL STARK (DIRECTOR/EDITOR)
2015 "WHEN I COME" - PALBERTA (DIRECTOR/DP/EDITOR)
2017 NY TIMES - Behind the scenes of interactive video for Article: "Rock's not dead, it's ruled by women: The round-table conversation (DP)
2017 NOWNESS - Photographers in focus: Daniel Arnold (Director/DP)
2017 DAZED X BELLA HADID X NIKE (DIRECTOR/DP/EDITOR)
2016 Between yvonne and Stephen: A Short film about yvonne rainer and stephen petronio (producer/Editor)
2016 DAZED X LUXOTTICA “CLASS OF 2016” (DIRECTOR/DP/EDITOR)
2016 DAZED X MYKKI BLANCO RECITES ZOE LEONARD’S POEMI WANT A DYKE FOR PRESIDENT" (DIRECTOR/DP/EDITOR)
2016 MATIERE SS17 “DEAD SEA COLLECTION” (DIRECTOR/EDITOR)
2016 CAMDEN NIGHT GARDENS - WILD DOGS INTERNATIONAL(FILMED, EDITOR)
2016 DAZED 100 BEHIND THE SCENES (DIRECTOR)