Inspired from Bill Buford's book 'Among the Thugs: The Experience, and the Seduction, of Crowd Violence' a particular paragraph stood out to me regarding the herd mentality of crowds. Here Buford introduces a series of metaphors from historians, sociologists, criminologists, social psychologists & philosophers that define what a crowd is to them. Adapted for the chaos of city life and narrated by Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, this is my ode to nature.
Writer & Director: Dan Sadgrove
Director of Photography: Tim Pierce at Two Bearded Men
Producer: Toby Crawford at Two Bearded Men
Editor: Iain Whitewright at Whitehouse Post
Colorist: Aubrey Woodiwiss at Electric Theatre
Narration: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
Sound: Jonny Platt at Wave
Story adapted by Dan Sadgrove & Amelia Rynkowska
Original music by Max LL maxll.ca/
Thanks to those above who contributed their time and talent to this project and a special thanks to Zara-lee Macdonald from High Country Stables for providing the beautiful horses, Sam MacDonald for wrangling the dogs and sheep, John Perriam for letting us film at Bendigo Station, Bob Perriam for providing us with the Land Rover and Nick Wallace from Alpine Helicopters.
Mischa Rozema and PostPanic Pictures' debut film project SUNDAYS completes a first step towards its Feature Film goal with the release of this ambitious proof-of-concept short. Much-anticipated and widely-supported by the international creative community (over 50K US Dollars was donated on Kickstarter alone for the live action filming part in Mexico City), SUNDAYS is directed by Mischa Rozema.
Set in Mexico City sometime in the future and starring US actor Brian Petsos and Mexican actress Sofia Sisniega, SUNDAYS is an ambitious philosophical science-fiction proof-of-concept short.
The end of the world seems like a nightmare to Ben. A memory of a past life that doesn’t belong to him. When Ben starts to remember Isabelle, the only love he’s ever known, he realises she’s missing in his life. An existential descent into confusion and the desperate need to find out the truth begins. This reality depicts a stunning, surprising and dark world. A world that is clearly not his.
story & directed by MISCHA ROZEMA - cast BRIAN PETSOS - SOFIA SISNIEGA - score composed by BEN LUKAS BOYSEN - director of photography JON GAUTE ESPEVOLD edited by MISCHA ROZEMA - vfx supervisor IVOR GOLDBERG - co-producer mexico STACY PERSKIE KANISS - production designer mexico ROBERTO BONELLI associate producer ANNEJES VAN LIEMPD - screenplay by KEVIN KOEHLER - sound designer JOCHEN MADER - producers ANIA MARKHAM - JULES TERVOORT