AWARDS: Bronze Award, Mexico International Film Festival
What if you died and were given an opportunity to go back to your body?
The Relativity of Time explores the surrealist journey of a selfish woman who never had time for anyone, as she roams trough the land of the souls trying to prove worthy to go back to her body.
This short film was shot in three days in two locations, one is a green, fresh and pretty place, and the other is a lifeless wasteland.
Our biggest challenge while shooting was the constant flying of US Airforce planes and the strong desert sun.
The sun rays were dealt with lots of sunblock, lots of water and by taking refugee in the Van we rented.
On the other hand, airplane sound was registered on 70% of the shots we took, and took me days of work to get rid of in the editing room.
This was a very exciting and international experience. There were 7 nations represented on set at all times, and communication was always great!
Thanks for everyone who got involved for their great support.
Running time: 11 min 11 secs
Shot on a Sony XDCAM EX1, using just a tripod, a shotgun mike a boom and lots of creativity to get the shots done.
I didn't have the 7D when shooting this project, so I'm really looking forward to using it on my next one. We'll see which camera gives the best results :)
Director - Mauricio De la Orta - Mexico
CAST (in order of appearance)
* Jeniffer - Melissa Hanes - Australia imdb.com/name/nm2736850/
* Mysterious Man - Aditya Nair -India
* Mark - Rich Rotella - USA imdb.com/name/nm3706252/
* Winetka - Corina Hack - Switzerland
* The Doctor - Andy Brosseau - USA imdb.com/name/nm2701359/
* DP - Evangeline Avila - US / Mexico
* AD - Sherezada Caballero - US / Mexico
* 2nd AD - Alex Corkill - United Kingdom
* PA - Aditya Nair - India
* Sound - Yu Fujiwara - Japan
* Music - Marianthe Bezzerides - Greece/US
Produced by Westbridge University
Special thanks to NYFA
Shot at Los Angeles and Lancaster, CA. USA
© 2009-2010 Mauricio De la Orta