“Manhattan Transfer”

May 20, 2021

What do you do when you find yourself alone on a usually crowded subway car? If you’re anything like us, you dance.

Set in in the wee hours of a Manhattan night, this short film captures a tired businessman dancing his worries away, then coolly stepping off onto the platform like it never happened.

Performed by dancer Paulin Aby Maindron, the piece is directed by Malaysian filmmaker Taha Long, with Ana Vasquez as director of photography. It’s set to the song “Pyaar” by Pranav Bhasin.