1. TEMPLE is a conceptual monochrome short film, following skateboarder Sammy Montano on a journey through the Balkans and its fallen monuments.

    It was essential to transcribe them with respect according to our vision, to spiritualize the expression of their magnificent forms, timeless aesthetics and monumental dimensions. Confronting them with skateboarding allowed us to animate this notion of freedom and exploration.

    Sammy Montano places himself as a central witness, being both the representation of this quest but also its outcome. It represents the doubt that animates each of us in the face of the unknown and this constantly renewed desire to take step in search of the answers to our deepest beliefs.

    This film is a personal art project, a pure reverence and tribute to these monuments, better known as
    « Spomeniks » and their legacy.

    Learn more about these beautiful structures and the history of the people who built them via the Spomenik Database:

    Written and Directed by Pierre David & Douglas Guillot
    Starring Sammy Montano
    Produced by Cavalerie
    Director of Photography Douglas Guillot & Pierre David
    16mm Camera operator Yentl Touboul
    Music Composer & Sound Designer Paul Sabin
    Voice Over by Douglas Rand @ Studio 31dB
    Sound Mixing by Francesco Porcellana @ Studio 31dB
    Art Direction Michal Sukup
    Technical Support by Vantage Paris

    Thanks to Josh Barrow • Anton Myhrvold • Stéphane Quester • Marina Jego • Arsene Lefrancois • Kodak Film London

    Shot on RED EPIC W w/ Hawk Anamorphic V-lite Vintage '74 x1.3 • Bolex Rex5 Super 16

    MUSIC :
    @Paul Sabin
    @Flower duet "Audio Network Limited"
    @ritual production "Drug Cult" ritualproductions.bandcamp.com/album/drug-cult
    @@31Db Studio
    Nilla Pizzi Buy it here : itunes.apple.com/it/album/nilla-pizzi-grazie-dei-fiori/426799138

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