Emma Portner shares the other side of her meteoric rise as a dancer and how painting became a form of therapy. Shot on 8mm on a visit to New York, Figure 4 incorporates my response to Emma's paintings through animation - directly scratching, smudging and piercing the film negative.

It's the forth installment in Figures, an on-going series of portrait films. Premiered on Boooooooom.

Director: Bertil Nilsson
Editor: Anna Meller
Sound Design & Mix: Angel PĂ©rez Grandi

Film lab: On8Mil
Film scanning operator: Aleks Golis
Camera equipment: Du-all Camera
Production: Duktiga

With thanks: Bret Pfister