by Klara Harden
Official Selection THE NORWEGIAN MOUNTAINFILMFESTIVAL 2012
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-Shot on Canon 550D with
-Tamron 10-24mm f3.5-4.5
-Nikorr 35mm f2
MUSIC (in this order)
Mumford and Sons/ Awake my Soul
Fleet Foxes/ Blue Ridge Mountains
The Tallest Man on Earth/ Wild Hunt
Bon Iver/ Babys
Asteroid Galaxy Tour/ Sunshine Coolin'
As a filmmaker living in New York for the first time, I'd grab my Canon 7D and shoot footage of what was going on around me, to try and take in all that was happening. To try and capture the sense of community I felt in a place so large and diverse.
The HDSLR was a great tool for this. It allowed me get in among people and crowds but at the same time not draw attention to myself.
It seemed like a never ending project and you could stay filming life in New York for a long time. But eventually I put my camera down and started to edit. Here's the end result, it's a bit rough and tumble but that's life in the Big Apple I guess.
Turn up the volume or put your in earphones for the beautiful song 'We Don't Eat' by Irishman James Vincent McMorrow.
For those who asked these are the lens I used:
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Sigma 20mm f/1.8 EX DG RF
GERHARD RICHTER PAINTING (2011) by Corinna Belz.
Trailer published by official representative Richard Lormand Film Press Plus.
Director - Mat Harrington - matharrington.blogspot.com/
Editor - Ceinwen Berry
DOP - David Rusanow & Paul Mason
Music - Surya Bajracharya & Karuna Bajracharya
Post - Definition Films - David Gross
VFX - Bryn Farrelly
Colourist - Trish Cahill
Sound - by Huzzah - Andrew Plain - huzzahsound.com/flash_site/flash_site.html
Additional Music - Cameron Bruce
Graphics - WeBuyYourKids - wbyk.com.au/blog/
Special Thanks: Sophie Lee, Cameron Wintour, Damien Drew, Cath Muscat & Patches.
IndieGOGO campaign link: igg.me/p/44571?a=36711&i=shlk
Filmed York, England.
Some dreams are just harder to achieve than others. This inspirational, intimate and funny documentary follows the extraordinary dreams and ambition of one woman, Helen Heraty, who is determined, despite insuperable odds - the threat of bankruptcy, seven wild children, an unhelpful and usually absent partner, and major obstruction from one of the country’s most popular institutions - to convert a crumbling, grade-one listed, ghost ridden national monument into a family run boutique hotel.
Along the way we learn a lot – about the drive to succeed despite enormous risk, about class and aspiration in modern Britain, about the peculiar intimacies of a large bohemian family, and the sobering effects of economic meltdown seen through the prism of a couple trying to achieve an expensive dream.
Most of all we see close-up and personal family life not as a series of uncoordinated tableaux, but as a nail biting narrative they are all caught up in – in ‘Helen’s Story’ there is something at stake, it’s success or bankruptcy, and if it’s the latter it’s the family that won’t survive.
This story is a story of perseverance, hard work and relentless belief in a dream... it is a story that needs to be told.