The second hour film “Messages of Hope” is the work of Tobit Emmens, Vince Gaffney and Becky Balsano. Tobit is a Researcher in self-harm, suicide, media. He’s NHS Innovation Manager and a filmmaker from Exeter, UK. Becky is a writer and musician from Los Angeles. Vince is a writer / director from Chicago.
The original score was written and performed by Becky.
The idea was to provide a glimmer of hope to anyone that is suffering with mental illness and is in or near a crisis. This film simply demonstrates that people do care and do want to help.
This film is a compilation of the work of eight filmmakers shooting simultaneously for a single hour starting at midnight UTC October 2nd. The request was to shoot a time lapse of a place or landmark that best describes where you are. These are the participating filmmakers, their location, and UTC offset: Diogo Pessoa de Andrade, Largo do Camoes, Lisboa Portugal +1. Sebastien Farges, rear window, Bordeaux, France +1. Enrico Trippa Lattanzio, running footage, Madrid, Spain +2. Kune Hua, Nuit Blanche festival, Toronto Canada -4. Wes Browning, Coca Cola, Atlanta GA,US -5. Tony Trujillo, rural Nicaragua -6. Andrew Wehde, Chicago skylines and traffic US -6. Vince Gaffney, Arlington Heights rd. and the tracks, Il,US -6.
The first hour was great for many reasons. I’m managing this individually while I work but I think it’s getting more organized. The next film will offer filmmakers an opportunity to make a difference and have a positive impact on peoples lives.