Teaser trailer for "Sofia."
Sofia is a sixteen year old girl who's poise and sophistication belie her innocent youth. Raised in New York City by her wealthy, lonely, immigrant mother, Ana, Sofia appears unaffected despite Ana's tendency to disappear for several days at a time. But now Ana has not disappeared to one of her extravagant vacations; she has been imprisoned by the state and is facing horrid allegations. Instead of outrage, Sofia experiences a deep, despairing sense of emptiness. She takes all that she knows about herself and her life and condenses it, determined to squish into something that is portable and small.
the muse, Lucy B - a little bit of a video portrait I did of her.
I shot and edited this after sitting in a library for hours doing homework and feeling completely uncreative, Lucy has a way of solving that problem.
It's always an honour to be chosen to film someone's wedding, but sometimes the honour is particularly intense. Alex and Adam have been together for practically forever. They've been friends since they were small. I think when you meet someone, and for as long as you love them, you carry a piece of who you were when you met. Perhaps this explains the extremely cute and childish tricks and games A&A play with one another, such as Alexandra's trademark fakeout-kiss that Adam likes to fall for.
The venue on this day was Hatley Castle, located just west of Victoria on Vancouver Island. When if found out where the wedding was happening, my mind raced to figure out how to best utilize the location. And to be honest, I was pretty much in love just with the word "castle." While we were filming, the grounds came alive with creatures, as you might see in a Disney film - or perhaps a Miyazaki. Bumblebees, hummingbirds, dragonflies and peacocks flying and roaming around. You may even see a lovely centipede if you watch closely. In the end, the castle itself became one of the important characters in this film. And how fitting that, like Alex and Adam's love, the castle has been around longer than anyone can remember, and will remain forever.
As an experiment I spent quite a lot of time on the sound for this video. The majority of the sounds in the first half are not the real sounds but were sampled from a great website called freesound.org. I added wind, bumblebee buzzing, hummingbird humming, a distant peacock call and a few jangling and tinkling sounds as needed. Put on a good pair of headphones and see what else your ears can discover.
Speaking of ears, the song is To Build a Home by Cinematic Orchestra itunes.apple.com/ca/album/to-build-a-home/id255464394?i=255470095. It's one of those beyond perfect songs I've been waiting to use and now the moment has arrived! Similar to the title of this song, I feel like I built this video brick by brick as you would a castle, given how much planning and care went into it and how structured and perfect I tried to make it.
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18 months of production, with over 15,000 photographs taken in locations around the UK and Spain.
Thanks to Rutger of Machinefabriek for the score 'Harmed Harp' and many thanks also go to all those that contributed with the sounds.
Screened at the following festivals:
Chronos Film Festival, Albuquerque, NM Nov 3rd -5th 2011
10th Cornwall Film Festival, UK. Nov 4th - 6th 2011- Winner of the jury prize, 'On the Edge' competition - Best Experimental Film.
exground24, Wiesbaden, Germany. Nov 18th & 19th 2011
27th Clermont Ferrand Short Film Market, Jan 27th - Feb 4th 2012
7th Athens Animfest, International Festival of Animation, March 1st - 7th 2012
2nd Be There! Corfu Animation Festival, March 29th - April 1st 2012
30th International Film Festival of Uruguay, March 29th - April 8th 2012
8th Open Cinema International Short & Animation Film Festival, St Petersburg, Russia, July 27th - August 3rd 2012 - Jury Special Mention. Experimental Category, Main Competition.
9th Naoussa International Film Festival, Greece, September 27th - 30th 2012
Also screened at:
Falmouth Art Gallery, Cornwall, March 8th - April 14th 2012
'Encountering Art and Design' Research Conference, King's Place, London, May 4th 2012
Shortlisted for the Royal Academy 2012 Summer Show
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