L E   F I F A
L E   F I F A
This film will be presented during the event La Nuit de la danse on March 21, 2024 at Théâtre Outremont.

Humans are like existential onions. There are many layers to uncover, hence the title name: Undertones. Playing with themes of curiosity, tension, connection and release, this single-channel experimental film focuses on the relationship between the underlying layers of architecture, music and sound, and the movement artists.

Word of direction

Kat (she/​they) is a Filipina-American interdisciplinary artist, embodiment healer, director. and producer currently based in NJ/NYC. More importantly, she’s human. Grounded in the theme of kapwa (shared-self) and rooted in ancestral healing, her focus resonates in creating cared-for spaces that encourage introspection, vulnerability, and connection.

Kat’s creative spirit stems deeply from her inner child, endlessly exploring the fusion of mediums within and beyond movement, film, photography, and design. Growing up in an immigrant household, she naturally gravitated towards the arts, whether it was tinkering on the piano, shamelessly dancing for her grandparents, or capturing moments with her mom’s point-and-shoot cameras.

In the midst of pursuing and finishing her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at the University of Toronto, she rebelled against conformity, immersing herself into Toronto’s vibrant art and dance scenes. This opened doors for her to where she continues to build, strategize, and nurture growth in unison with local and global artists, brands, and non-profit organizations. She has worked on productions with Project Home, A Missing Peace Productions, Mad Ruk Entertainment, RISE Tribe, The Industry TO, HER Creative TO, and more. Using her artforms as a means for activism, she aims to advocate for storytelling through a conscious socio-cultural lens.

Her recent piece UNDERTONES was recognized for Honorable Mention at Dare to Dance in Public and was officially selected worldwide in film festivals and programs such as F‑O-R‑M, VAEFF, Fifth Wall Fest, and more. She has also partaken in creations that have been featured and awarded at Inside Out, CineAsian, Homescreen, and more. She has also been a resident, bursary recipient, and participant of BLACK HXOUSE BIPoC Woman’s Program, Artscape Daniel’s Launchpad, and ECRU Club.

Kat’s journey is an ongoing tapestry of exploration, compassion, and purpose-driven creativity, consistently seeking to reflect our bound threads of humanity. She is inspired to hold and be a part of environments where individuals can practice self-advocacy and explore the relation of their inner and external worlds.
Overview of some festivals: 
F‑O-R‑M Film Festival, Canada (2023)
Lights Dance Festival, Canada (2023)
InShadow ScreenDance Festival, Portugal (2023)
Video Art & Experimental Film Festival, United States (2023)
Portland Dance Film Festival, United States (2023)
Director Kat Castro
Director of Photography Alissa Dawn, Dorcas Ho
Production Kat Castro
Associate Producer Jonathan Yau
Editing Cody Ferreira
Colorization Jerick Collantes
Artist Kosi Eze, Monika Lê, Frances Antoinette Honoridez, Jayson Collantes
Music Doomgurl/Mandy Sanchez Cruz

In Partnership with


• Théâtre Outremont
Thursday, march 21, 2024, 07:00 p.m. — 11:00 p.m.


Kat Castro

Kat Castro

Kat (she/​they) is a Filipino-American interdisciplinary artist, embodiment healer, director, and producer based in NJ/NYC, deeply rooted in the theme of kapwa (shared-self) and ancestral healing. Their creative journey is a fusion of mediums, including movement, film, photography, and design, inspired by their immigrant upbringing and rebellion against conformity. Collaborating with local and global artists, brands, and non-profits, Kat advocates for storytelling through a conscious socio-cultural lens, aiming to create cared-for spaces for introspection and connection. Their recent work, UNDERTONES, received recognition at Dare to Dance in Public and has been selected in film festivals worldwide. Kat’s ongoing journey reflects exploration, compassion, and purpose-driven creativity, fostering environments for self-advocacy and exploration of inner and external worlds.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team and edited by Le FIFA’s team

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