I first met Daniel Terna through his father, painter and Holocaust survivor Fred Terna. The Ripple Project has worked with Fred on several projects, including the multimedia exhibition Mirrors, and Shared Memory, a short film about his life of survival through art and creativity. At the premier of Shared Memory, Fred revealed to me he had a 20 something year old son named Daniel — whose photography work was transitioning into the pursuit of film. Upon meeting Daniel at their brownstone in Brooklyn, I was surprised to learn this aspiring filmmaker was interested in making a film about his father's road trips across the United States with his first wife Stella some 40 years ago. Inspired by images taken by Fred and Stella, Daniel set out fo retrace their travels, retake their images and frame the story of a woman who died before he was born. This short film documents this journey of discovery for The Ripple Project's Vignettes Series.
Excutive Producers: Micheal McDevitt and Liron Unreich
Directed by Dylan Angell
Director of Photography Tal Unreich
Edited by Joe Morgan
Additional footage shot by Daniel Terna
Photos by Fred Terna
Music by Phantom Fauna