An imaginative child becomes fascinated with the idea of flying. He devises various ways to pursue his dream. Using umbrellas to balloons he discovers that achieving flight is more difficult than he anticipated. Everyone has dreams, but sometimes we need to let them go. Or better yet, give them to someone else.

A Short Film to the song "Wash." By Bon Iver.
Directed by Jake Oleson and Amanda Prager
Written by Jake Oleson and Amanda Prager
Cinematography and Editing by Jake Oleson
Starring: Zach Maitlin
MUSIC: "Wash."-Bon Iver, remains courtesy of Jagjaguwar, 4AD © TM & Copyright 2011

Shot on the Canon 60d
Carl Ziess 100mm
Sigma 30mm
Sigma 10-20mm

Best of Fest // Millburn Film Festival
Best of Fest // High School Category // Fandana Film Festival
Music Video Award 2012 // Westport Youth Film Festival
MovingMedia Film Festival // 2nd Place High School Category
Princeton Student Film Festival
New Jersey International Film Festival
Top 100 // YoungCuts 2012
Selection of // The LAMBS
Finalist // Heartland Film Festival
Most Promising Young Filmmaker Award // Action/Cut Film Festival 2012
Honorable Mention // NYC Filmmaker's Film Festival
Best Narrative Short // WHYY Youth Media Awards 2012
Second Place Overall // WHYY Youth Media Awards 2012
Selection of // Big Apple Film Festival
Best Short // Offshoot Film Festival
Silver Key // Scholastic Awards


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