Mahålang  (Co-Director,  DP & Stedicam Op)
Documentary Short | Runtime 16’ | 2021

Choreographer Caili Quan pays tribute to the family and culture on Guam that sparked her love of music and inspired her dream of dancing. Weaving a narrative of how collective memory and storytelling preserve where we come from, this film is an ode to a home and the longing to return.

Commissioned by Ballet X for Ballet X Beyond
In the New York Times


Choreography: Caili Quan
Cinematography & Directing: Nathaniel Brown & Elliot deBruyn
Edit: Elliot deBruyn
Dancers:Francesca Forcella, Zachary Kapeluck, Blake Krapels, Savannah Green, Andrea Yorita, Ashley Simpson, Richard Villaverde, Stanley Glover, Roderick Phifer