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A historical fiction fantasia loosely based on the origin of American Zoetrope.
In 1971, three young filmmakers go on a psychedelic adventure for inspiration through their favorite boyhood movies.
Take a psychedelic trip through film history, inside the brains of 3 filmmakers who are now, themselves, a quintessential part of that same cannon. It is a timeless tale of chasing inspiration- through ' block, depression, and financial recession.
As humans, be us great Hollywood success stories, struggling artists, movie lovers, avid readers, children, or adults, we are charged to search for, and constantly rediscover, the power of our imaginations.
And, if you keep wholeheartedly making the quest, you'll find that inspiration, elusive as it is, never completely disappears, not when you grow up, not even when the world seems to be falling apart around you. And that is because imagination IS magic. Real, true magic; but you have to "actively seek it".
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A Raymond Chu short film
George- Zach Lasry
Steven- Ben Michaels
Francis- John Jalandoni
Marcia- Adrienne Cahill
Executive Producers: Adrienne Cahill, Raymond Chu, Zach Lasry
Producers: John Jalandoni,Ben Michaels
Assistant Director: Arianna Lyons
Associate Producer: Maria Wilson
Story by Raymond Chu, Adrienne Cahill, John Jalandoni, and Edward Delman
Director of Photography: Eric Swiecinski
Editor: Raymond Chu
"Good Vibrations" by the Langley School Music Project
"Knee Play 1" by Philip Glass
"Surfin Safari" by the Beach Boys
"Runaway" by Del Shannon
(We do not own the copyright to this music yet and will remove it at the discretion of the copyright holder. Our intent is to purchase the licensing rights when we reach our Kickstarter goal)
Stock footage from:
"Empire of Dreams"
"Voyage Dans La Lune" (1902)
"Flash Gordon" (1936)
Footage shot in:
New York, NY
Green's Farms, CT
Canon EOS 7D
Edited in Final Cut Pro X & Adobe After Effects
Special thanks to Marc Lasry, Scheme Engine, Dan Timmons, Jon Truei, Wong Fu Productions, Last Pictures, Ellpetha Tsivicos, Sarah Jun, and Alton Alburo
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