here is a preview of some nederland film i am in..
The film is a personal record of what it means to be on the road. It depicts the special state of mind that only arises in those who travel for the sake of travelling. This heightened state of awareness, the ‘joie de vivre’ which is so dynamically described in the classic novel ‘On the Road’ by Jack Kerouac forms the source of inspiration.
The filmmaker travelled through the US, visiting Detroit, Chicago, Denver, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, examining whether the unbiased and adventurous way of life that characterizes the novel still exist in today’s America, it’s spirit in modern times.
In line with that the Beat Generation’s attitude towards life and the Buddhist views on life were examined. Just like in ‘On the Road’, very little was determined before filming, and as much as possible was left to chance and intuition during the proces.
Director/camera: Rob Smits
With: Ed White, Mark Sink, 40 Love-rapper Hazel, Kero, Genpo Roshi, artists “Picture Plane”, James Poppitz.
Commissioning editor: Babeth M. VanLoo
Sound: Mark Witte
Editing: Rob Smits / Chris van Oers
Producer: Airport Film / BOS
Music: Don Funcken