2016 - Created by Kendra Fleischman using the abundant home movies filmed by her two Grandfathers and Father blended with her own footage. Kendra experimented with rotoscoping, altering and layering sequences to achieve a dream like quality to the film. "I wanted this contemplative, experimental short film to feel like a memory; not quite in focus, at times mixed up with other memories, real or imagined. As I started collecting and editing the footage I found some interesting images that gained more significance when layered. For example, the scene of my mother walking on the beach in Mexico filmed in 1964 while on her honeymoon, I layered with footage of my sister walking on Coronado Island beach in San Diego. The significance here is that my Mother was born in San Diego and at her request, we spread her ashes at sea off Point Loma. The footage of my sister walking on the beach I filmed during our trip to spread my mom's ashes. Layering these two events brought it full circle. Another example of thoughtful layering in this piece, is in the footage of my Grandmother holding my Dad's hands as he learns to walk. I layered this with footage of my Dad holding my hands as I learned to walk. I found many interesting parallels in the family footage that demonstrate the constant movement of time and the shared experiences of living as shown over several generations."
Most of the family footage is from the Allen family (pioneers of Colorado) and the Ball family (Swedish and English immigrants to Colorado). The cemetery scenes were filmed on a snowy day in October 2009, Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, CO. Other locations include, Denver Botanic Gardens, Soda Creek in Evergreen, CO, Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, NM, the beach at Hotel Coronado in San Diego, CA, and walking outside New York, New York casino in Las Vegas, NV. Music (Walk With Me) is by Moby with permission via MobyGratis.