Jacqueline and Sunny first started producing Hidden Kingdom in 2016. Their pilot episode was "Kia & Lion". In 2019, they were awarded the NYC Women's Fund for Media, Music, and Theatre by Made in NY--they were able complete a 5-part web episodic series in 2021. The series will be traveling nation-wide participating in US and International film festivals throughout 2022.
Hidden Kingdom follows five different dancers in New York to reveal the rich terrain of our shared human desires. Blending elements of the surreal with the intimacy of a diary, Hidden Kingdom immerses the viewer in a visual landscape of movement and raw emotion: a body twists, a window becomes a portal, a curtain is lifted back to show us something new, or something familiar.
Regine, in Brazil, in Central America, deepening her connection to the Yoruba religion and movement, spinning closer and closer to the truest version of herself.
Yamini, pushing and pulling at tradition, falling in step, breaking orbit, carving a new path.
Karon, in a dark basement, limbs flexing in fierce battle—then suddenly in a tender embrace with his goddaughter.
Through sound and gesture, voice and memory, what emerges is a series of stories, at once singular and universal, that move through fear, loss, and longing to find what’s waiting on the other side.
With support from: The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre by the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment in association with The New York Foundation for the Arts