Movement has been the foundation upon which Gemma Crowe has built her artistic career. Completing a Bachelor of Art’s degree majoring in contemporary dance, Crowe began developing movement for the screen to further explore the intersection of the physical and visual mediums.
A graduate of the Digital Film Production program at Langara College in Vancouver, BC, Gemma started her film career with an internship in Brooklyn, NY with Think/Feel Broadcasting & Media Production Company. Crowe was one of two employees with start-up media company Michelle Moore Media, producing media for local businesses, tourism, lifestyle videos for public figures like Claire Newell, the Small Business of BC awards two years in a row, and a short feature, aired on CTV, about a nine-year-old boy who started a holiday charity drive.
Gemma Crowe has received the Training Society of Vancouver’s Working Class Scholarship and EDAM Dance’s contact improvisation Scholarship. Crowe created work for the 2013 & 2015 BLOOM choreographic residencies with Mascall Dance, for the RAW Artists Showcase Spectrum, the 2013 & 2014 Lab Art Show events, The Fluid Movement Arts Festival’s Physical Therapy Cabaret, Annual Alberta Dance Festival’s Physical Therapy Cabaret, To. Be. Announced Showcase, The Lovers Cabaret Presents: Six Word Stories, 12 Minutes Max at Scotiabank Dance Centre, GENIUNE LIVE Presents: FARA, and evening-length Seasons: A Magical Musical, which debuted at the prestigious Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts.
Crowe has been working independently for six years on creative and commercial projects with repeat clients and collaborators creating innovative work which has been screened at film festivals internationally. Crowe was offered a broadcast agreement with TELUS Optik TV on Demand for her short documentary WAREHAUS: making it happen, and was commissioned to create a film with All Bodies Dance Project for the 2019 Festival of Recorded Movement. Gemma Crowe currently runs G Project/Works, an initiative focused on authentic creation and creative expression which connects the mediums of dance and film.