13 mins, 16mm film, 2020.

A foley artist creates sounds for a film starring a dressage horse and dissolves into his own imitation. As the character in the film, played by the gender fluid performer Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau, seems to transform into a gender-defying centaur, the film reflects on the boundaries between the human and the animal as well as on fictional gender roles and their transcendence. Shot on 16mm film, PASSAGE alludes to Eadweard Muybridge’s pre-cinematic experiments with horses.

Written, Directed & Edited by

Ann Oren


Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau

Juan Sarmiento G.



Dafne Narvaez Berlfein

Sound Design & Original Score:
Manuela Schininá

Foley Artists:

Peter Roigk & Manuela Schininá

Production Design & Props:

Lacy Barry

Tail Master & Makeup:

Sada Leigh

Costume Design:

Morgan Young

Color Correction:

Steve Sebban

Sound re-recording Mixer:

Robert Hefter

Poster Design:

Delia Keller / Gestaltung Berlin

Produced with the support of

The Ostrovsky Family Fund