My Cake

Combining dance, mime and music, ‘My Cake’ is a response to the saying ‘You can’t have your cake & eat it too’. It plays with the themes of ambition, identity, society’s pressure and the obsession to control one’s image. The Villain looks back at his childhood, when he discovers the image others have of him does not match the one he has of himself.
“This work is the first piece from my pop music/plastic art project around ‘Identity’. The main point is to know how many different people are within each and any of us. In the film we get introduced to four different sides/portraits of me that will evolve trough the different bifurcations of this project. I play myself, playing four characters : The Joker, The Villain, The Prince and The Boy. The film functions as a painting inside of a painting, and you never know where reality lies.” – Nuno Roque on ‘My Cake’.

SeriesIdentityArtistNuno Roque TypeFilmGenreShort, Musical, ArtYear2015Running Time2:30Release DateMarch 18th, 2015 (Mons European Capital of Culture)ProductionLa Mafia Dell'Arte

Gender Reel Festival, The Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha (October 2015, USA).
– ​30th Festival International d’Arts Numériques Videoformes, Maison de la Culture, Clermont-Ferrand (March 2015, FRANCE). 

– Eurovideo Festival, Mons European Capital of Culture, Théâtre de Liège, Liège (March 2015, BELGIUM).
– Eurovideo FestivalCentro Cultural Tabakalera, Donostia San Sebastian (March 2015, SPAIN).
– Eurovideo FestivalGalerie Duplex 100 m² Sarajevo (March 2015, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA).
– Eurovideo Festival, Youth Cultural Center (MKC) Младински Културен Центар, Skopje (March 2015, REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA)
– Eurovideo Festival, Café Europa, Kaliningrad, (March 2015, RUSSIA).
– Eurovideo Festival, Café Europa, Maubeuge, (March 2015, FRANCE).
 The Mechanical Turk, Espace Culturel Fernand Pouillon, Marseille (May 2015, FRANCE).
– New Additions Series, VIVO Media Arts Centre,  Vancouver (August 2015, CANADA).
 Triton d’Or, Gallery Espace Ségur, Paris (October 2015, FRANCE).
Gender Reel Festival, Trylon Microcinema, Minneapolis (October 2015, USA).
Gender Reel Festival, Rice Media Center, Frenetic Theatre, Houston, Texas (November 2015, USA).
Transformation #156, Spektrum, Berlin (May 2016, GERMANY).
15th Transgender Film Festival, Roxie Theater, San Francisco (November 2016, USA).
– 12th Translations Film Festival, Northwest Film Forum, Seattle (May 2017, USA).

Blooom Award by Warsteiner (Germany, 2015) – Nominated
Prix Videoformes, Festival Videoformes (France, 2015) – Nominated
Prix Eurovideo, Eurovideo Festival (Belgium, 2015) – Nominated
People’s Choice Award, International Portuguese Music Awards (USA, 2015) – Nominated

– “Nuno Roque estreia nos EUA “My Cake”, um filme onde o género “não é importante””, Publico/P3 (Portugal), November 11 2016 (illustrated)
– “Nuno Roque estreia nos EUA filme “My Cake”, que demonstra inutilidade de muros sociais”, SapoMag (Portugal), November 12 2016 (illustrated)
– Edgar B. Bryand, “Conozcan a Nuno Roque”, Ulisex! MGZN (Mexico), July/August 2015, Iss. 110, pg. 68-77 (illustrated)
– Ana Catarina Alberto, “Nuno Roque nomeado para Prémios Internacionais”, Lusojornal (France), April 1st 2015, Iss. 212, pg. 13
“Nuno Roque participa em exposição coletiva em Paris”, Correio da Manha (Portugal), October 3, 2015 (illustrated)
– “Artista Português Nuno Roque participa em exposição coletiva em Paris”, SAPO24 (Portugal), October 3 2015 (illustrated)
– “
Nuno Roque participa em exposição coletiva em Paris”, Epicur Magazine (Portugal), October 2015 (illustrated)
– Justin Gray, “Nuno Roque”, Loverboy Magazine (UK), March 2016 (illustrated)
– Nicolas Delambre, “An Interview With Nuno Roque”, Carnival Magazine (UK), Iss.02, pg. 172
“Disney Gone Wild! Pop Artist Nuno Roque Questions Gender Stereotypes With Moustached Snow White”, Buzzfeed (USA), May 2015 (illustrated)
– “Nuno Roque estreia nos EUA filme “My Cake””, RTP (Portugal), November 11 2016

CAST & CREW
Nuno Roque – The VillainThe BoyThe JokerThe Prince
Gauderic Kaiser – The Painter

Written by
Nuno Roque Directed by Jethro Massey & Nuno Roque Artistic collaborator Gauderic Kaiser Edited by Jethro Massey Assistant Producer Perle Tharinger Assistant Producer Magdalena Petrovich Director’s Assistant Faith Anne Gosselin Color grading by Nuno Roque & Gauderic Kaiser Make-up by Lexi DeRock Wardrobe & styling by Nuno Roque & Gauderic Kaiser Playback by Sylvie Boutet SculptureThe Piano Body‘ by Nuno Roque SongMy Cake‘ (First Version) Words & music by Nuno Roque Arrangements & mixing by Subvibes Recorded in Basel, Switzerland Cakes by Huré – Rue Rambuteau, Paris Special Thanks to The Amazing Apple Shooters Filmed at La Mafia Dell’Arte Studio in Paris, France.

– ‘My Cake’ on IMDB.


INTERVIEW

Nuno Roque talks about the creation of ‘My Cake’.


INTERVIEW

Nuno Roque talks about the creation of ‘My Cake’.

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