Directed by Maximilla Lukacs and Sarah Sophie Flicker
Produced by Samantha and Patrick Pleet
Director of Photography - Ashley Connor
Editor - Maximilla Lukacs
Original Score by Sky Country
Additional Score by NUG
Clothes - Samantha Pleet Spring/Summer 2014 collection
Shoes - Wolverine 1000 Mile by Samantha Pleet
Headpieces done in collaboration with Hannah Metz
DJ for Premiere Party - Tennessee Thomas
Emily Theobald - Aglea (explorer)
Carlen Altman - Niad (magical teacher)
Andrea Estella - Flora (twins)
Hannah Metz - Fauna (twins)
Sarah Sophie Flicker - Gaia (fertility goddess)
Landon Metz - as himself (river god)
Arrow - Syrinx (shaman staff bearer)
Tennessee Thomas - Narrator
Set Designer - Chelsea Maruskin
Assistant Set Designer - Keren Weiss
1st A.D. - Lucy Munger
Stylist - Hannah Metz
Hair - Travis Speck
Makeup - James Boehmer
Production Assistants - Amber Day and Lauren McFadzean
Poster Photo by Agnes Thor
Thank You Deluxe Digital Studios, Mahesh Moorjani, Mona and Val Wilson, Jacqueline Dimilia, Turner, Tara Violet
“Arcadia” is a female explorer’s journey to a mythical island paradise. The narrative is inspired by stories from Darwin's journals written during his early voyages to the uncharted islands of Tiera del Fuego and the environment of the film explores themes of Arcadia, as brought to life by the paintings of Gauguin and Rousseau. The film is a dreamlike exploration of the universal quest for an ideal paradise that is only found through an open mind and a taste for adventure.
The mythical Arcadia of this film is more specifically a place of feminine healing and liberation, and the island's inhabitants embody an effortless connection with nature, magic, and the feminine divine that is exactly what our protagonist was in need of finding. On the island, she is liberated from the stiff, and proper way that was expected from her in the modern, conformist society from whence she came.
Arcadia has represented a sort of Eden to so many great artists and writers throughout history where free thought, peace, and sensual pleasure are the preferred currency.
The film poses the question
If you actually got to this mythical place would you ever want to leave? or
If you were in Arcadia, would the human tendency for adventure lure you away?
Is the adventure, the journey, the search for Arcadia, in fact what is being sought?