Let Us Roam is an ongoing short film series supported by Leica Camera. This series features stories about photographers, artists, filmmakers and musicians inside of the skateboarding culture. For many, skateboarding is a lifestyle that breeds creativity, and often-times the doorway leading to various avenues of expression. This first four part film portrait series tells the stories from behind the lens and path that led these artists to photography.
Production Agency: Helio Collective
Director: Christopher Murphy
Producer: Zach Johaneson
Line Producer: Chad Dawson
Cinematography: Christopher Murphy / Logan Triplett
Camera Assistants: Sean Tippen / Nick Weber
Editor: Sam Hedlund
Assistant Editor: Katie Roberts
Colorist: Jim Menkol
Sound Engineer: Jeremiah Slovarp
Additional Cinematography: Adam Kirschhoffer / Jim Menkol / Sam Hedlund
Music: Radical Face "Summer Skeletons"
A Place Called Home / Mi Tierra, Mi Hogar documents the journey of one man who, at 8 years old, moved with his mother to America to start a new life. Our lead character, who has longed for a place to call ‘home’, revisits his past memories and childhood hangout spots in Cuba after having spent 15 years in the United States.
To view a behind the scenes look at this project, check out vimeo.com/93390783.
This film was shot In January 2014 in Havana, Cuba over eight days.
For more information on the project, including a BTS breakdown, make sure to check out storyofhome.ca.
Voice-over and Translation by Beau Stephenson beaustephenson.com.
If you would like to read more on the project, check out:
Cinescape Collective's Project Breakdown: cinescapes.ca/a-place-to-call-home-un-lugar-el-hogar-mio-short-film-breakdown/
Preston Kanak's Breakdown: prestonkanak.com/2014/04/30/shooting-foreign-country-tips-tricks-life-easier/
Brent Foster's Breakdown: brentfosterphotography.com/2014/05/the-launch-of-our-film-a-place-called-home-un-lugar-el-hogar-mio/
Thanks to Ibon Herreros and Helder Mauricio for help with the title translation.