'Nowhere Near Here' is a stop motion animation that uses a combination of light with stencils and long exposure photography to tell the story of a dog running around the city at night, doing whatever a dog does. The animation was first exhibited at the The Herbert, in Coventry, on the 7th October 2010.
With well over 300 hours in the making, more than 200 stencils involved and too many cold nights spent outside on my knees getting the shots, I am very happy (and relieved) to finally share this with you. Through the course of shooting 'Nowhere Near Here', I have dealt with curious drunks, a dog almost peeing on the camera (the irony is not lost on me, haha), the endlessly suspicious police and even someone nearly running off with a tripod.
This is street art, this is life and thank you for watching.
...for those of you that may be interested in prints, a selection of film stills from 'Nowhere Near Here' are currently available at pahnl.co.uk/store.php
CAST: Anderson William, Gayle James, Allen Ball, Masoud Far / EXEC PRODUCERS: Jim Melilo, Stella Melilo, Gregory McKarus, Lindsey DiLoreto / PRODUCERS: Jess Graham, Scott Hansen, Jason Lombardo / WRITTEN, DIRECTED, & EDITED by Carl Ball / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY, LIGHTING, SOUND MIX by William F Reed / VISUAL EFFECTS by Jeremy Oddo / ORIGINAL SCORE by Levan Iordanishvili / CAMERA: Carl Ball, William F. Reed / PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Evan Cantrell / SOUND: Evan Michael Hart, Robi Banerji / COLORIST: Gregory McKarus / DIVEMASTERS: Josh Ball, Tom Ball / SAFETY DIVER: Brian Shield / STILL PHOTOGRAPHER: Jay Rubin / PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS: Amanda Kelley, Jeff Bohmer