“this is not a passion project.” follows a small Canadian dance company to a farm in rural Ontario. They’re not working on anything specific, except the radical act of being both collaborators AND friends. In this documentary of a moment, we hear from the company’s Artistic Director, and see the working energy of a small collective of dance-making artists who’ve lovingly clawed their way through Toronto’s live performance scene. The film strips away the veneer of performance to see these artists in their simplicity; they’ve escaped the city to a farm with not much more than their box of old costumes, a camcorder and each other. Stylistically referencing the “behind the scenes footage” they grew up idolizing as children in the 90s, this self-made fan video attempts to capture a working energy that redefines how the typical dance company is often imagined to work. Audiences will be gifted a laid back experience through the softness of the camera quality and the intimacy of the editing. After an easy surf through a personal glimpse, viewers earn the simplest revelation: rooted in most fun and mischief is a deeply tender love. See Rock Bottom’s playful devotion to stay afloat.