Werner talks about the "close up", urban fears of nature, and the subjects of his new film collaboration.
Over labor day weekend, I was given an incredible opportunity to attend the 2010 Telluride Film Festival. I had applied for the festival's exclusive Student Symposium program in April, offering the chance for 50 college students to experience the festival first-hand. At first, I only made the waiting list and figured I wouldn't be going. But oh, does fate works in mysterious ways. It wasn't until 5 days before the festival did I know that I was going! A moment of shear joy turned into complete panic - How am I going to get there? Where am I going to stay?
The entire trip is detailed in a blog I wrote (below). Thank you so much to all the staff for being some of the kindest people I've ever met, and going above and beyond to accommodate me. All of the kids in the program, you were amazing, and I look forward to starting our new friendship. The best way I can personally thank all of you is through my art, so I've complied this video in the hopes that we'll never forgot how this incredible weekend changed our lives.
Here's to being number 50!
blog - bit.ly/giancarlointelluride
Loss and fear as seen through the war-torn eyes of a young boy. (26 minutes. 16mm, B&W)
- Telluride Film Festival (short film section)
- Student Academy Awards (national gold prize)
- Independent Film Channel (student showcase award)
Writer, Director, Editor, Sound post.
A film for BBC on K2 as part of the Mountain Men series.