Synopsis: A young woman pushes back against society’s definition of being feminine, and explores all sides of her personality through dance. Is she unusual, or is she “Ordinary?”
My daughter, Celine Bassman, is a classically trained ballet dancer. I love dance films and have always wanted to make a film with her. It wasn’t until we were quarantined during the global pandemic, that we had enough time together to work on something. “Ordinary” is the result of that collaboration.
“Ordinary” is Writer/Director Kim Cummings’ first film since making her feature, “In Montauk,” which picked up seven awards including Best Director at Toronto Indie Film Fest and the Audience Award for Best Drama at the Woods Hole Film Festival. Richard Propes called “In Montauk” “one of 2012’s indie highlights.” Cummings also directed Kate Greer’s charming short, “That’s What She Told Me,” , released in 2011. Cummings’ first short film, “Weeki Wachee Girls” played in over 70 festivals around the world picking up three Best Of Awards and is available on Cummings’ YouTube Channel. Her experimental short, “Flower Of A Girl,” played throughout the Northeast. Cummings has received grants from Queens Council on the Arts and the Long Island Film/TV Foundation and was a finalist for the WIF Foundation Post-Production grant. She has also served as a juror for Queens Council on the arts and a panelist on filmmaking panels and grants panels for various arts organizations. Distributed by FilmHub, “In Montauk” is available through several outlets including IndieFlix, AmazonPrime, and Vimeo. Cummings is currently working on a new feature script.