A Living Olympus follows the production of an elaborately staged performance by a large group of expert musicians. It carries us through the dream-like process of realizing the extravagant feat, done for the sake of beauty, fun, and reflection.
The film—currently in post-production—was produced entirely by my circle of friends, some of San Francisco’s most talented artists and technicians, for under $25,000. I am still raising funds to pay off the debt I’ve accrued making this film and the funds I’ll need to finish. Donations of any amount are greatly needed and appreciated.
Written, produced, directed, and edited by Jascha Ephraim
Art direction by Claire Mack
Costumes and production design by Heather Ciriza
Camera operators: KROB Cole, Max Baloian, Richard Bradley
Audio engineer: Eric Moffat
Strings: Celia Harris, Dina Maccabee, Charith Premawardhana, Jessie Ivry
Brass: Aaron Priskorn, Manny Angel, Jeanne Geiger, Adam Theis
Percussion: Jason Slota
Vocals: Jessy Brown, Jascha Ephraim