MORE SHOES, a documentary about my journey on foot from Madrid to Kiev.
A few years ago I was creatively adrift, looking to do something in film but unhappy with what I'd tried so far.
Then I happened upon Werner Herzog's comment that aspiring filmmakers shouldn't bother going to film school. Instead, he said, they should make a journey alone, on foot, for five thousand kilometers, "let's say from Madrid to Kiev". This journey, he claimed, would teach one the essential nature of cinema.
I decided to take Herzog's words literally and walk from Madrid to Kiev. MORE SHOES is the resultant filmed record of that journey. It's the story of who I met, what I saw, and how the whole experience changed me.
The film premiered at Slamdance 2008 and went on to play 25 festivals worldwide, winning "Best Documentary" honors at three of them.
I am making the film available to watch here on Vimeo for the rest of 2010.
More info at madridtokiev.com
You can also get a keepsake DVD of the film that features 35 minutes of extras, interviews, deleted scenes, music and commentary.
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