This was filmed between 4th and 11th April 2011. I had the pleasure of visiting El Teide.
Spain´s highest mountain @(3718m) is one of the best places in the world to photograph the stars and is also the location of Teide Observatories, considered to be one of the world´s best observatories.
The goal was to capture the beautiful Milky Way galaxy along with one of the most amazing mountains I know El Teide. I have to say this was one of the most exhausting trips I have done. There was a lot of hiking at high altitudes and probably less than 10 hours of sleep in total for the whole week. Having been here 10-11 times before I had a long list of must-see locations I wanted to capture for this movie, but I am still not 100% used to carrying around so much gear required for time-lapse movies.
A large sandstorm hit the Sahara Desert on the 9th April (bit.ly/g3tsDW) and at approx 3am in the night the sandstorm hit me, making it nearly impossible to see the sky with my own eyes.
Interestingly enough my camera was set for a 5 hour sequence of the milky way during this time and I was sure my whole scene was ruined. To my surprise, my camera had managed to capture the sandstorm which was backlit by Grand Canary Island making it look like golden clouds. The Milky Way was shining through the clouds, making the stars sparkle in an interesting way. So if you ever wondered how the Milky Way would look through a Sahara sandstorm, look at 00:32.
*** EXCITING NEW FILM PROJECT ***
Hey Everyone !!! Please help make my new film project a reality !!! HAVANA MEETS KINGSTON is a documentary about a beautiful musical collaboration between two nations... I am so proud to be a part of this ... But ... we dearly need your support to help make this project happen ....We have just launched the Kickstarter below with some amazing prizes up for grabs including a music video directed by me !!! Support, Like and Share !!! Thanks ALL x kickstarter.com/projects/1424379793/havana-meets-kingston-the-album-and-documentary
3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage... all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ....into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films.....
Colour Grade : Edel Rafferty and Roslyn Di Sisto
Online Edit : Peter Mirecki
Assistance in titles and production design : Lee Gingold, Jason Milden, Rohan Newman
Big Ups to Michelle, Kiri, Renee, Hana, Andre, Ross, Bernie & Julie for your patience and support and awesomeness.....
Huge Thanks to :
Marco, Juliana and Julio at GAP Argentina and Peru
Ariana Cardenas, Toni Figuera and cooltra scooters in Barcelona,
Abete Zanetti Glass blowing school, Murano, Venice (abatezanetti.it)
Annabel, Rosario and Carolina (Pitu) in France
Juane and Andrea from the Princeca Insolenta hostel in Chile
Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement. The response has been phenomenal and overwhelming. We never thought this little project would reach out to so many people. x
**WINNER "CORTI CORTISSIMI" BEST SHORT 2012 SALENTO FINIBUS TERRAE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL** Brindisi Province - Italy
**WINNER of the 2012 GO SHORT | BiosAGENDA ONLINE FILM COMPETITION in the NETHERLANDS**
**WINNER "Best Short Screenplay" 2012 SAN MARINO FiLM FESTIVAL - SAN MARINO, ITALY**
**WINNER "Director's Choice" 2012 CHRONOS FILM FESTIVAL - Albuquerque, New Mexico**
**WINNER "First Place" 2013 MCNY 4th ANNUAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL"
** ONE SCREEN FILM FESTIVAL / ONE SHOW 2012 NYC - SHORTLIST**
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**OFFICIAL SELECTION of the 2012 ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
A short film by Gary Nadeau
running time: 7 minutes 42 seconds
Featuring MARIE ZAMORA and NORM LEWIS (2012 Tony Nominee - Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Porgy & Bess)
A seemingly routine pizza delivery escalates into a tense game of cat-and-mouse. Giuseppe Verdi provides the soundtrack for this quintessential New York tale.
Written & Directed by Gary Nadeau
Starring Maria Zamora and Norm Lewis
Produced by Alain Boublil & Gary Nadeau
Director of Photography Ben Jacks
Gaffer | Grip Chris Cummings
AC & Additional Photography Jason Koontz
Sound Design Sean Garnhart
Edited by Gary Nadeau
Grading Deluxe NYC
Titles: Gary Nadeau
"CARO NOME" from the Opera "RIGOLETTO" by GIUSEPPE VERDI performed by MARIE ZAMORA
"GREATEST" by DOX music video courtesy of ROBERT E. HOLLEY for GRAVE SHIFT STUDIOS
Special thanks to: Stefan Boublil, Michael Jackman, DOX, Robert E. Holley and Erin Nadeau.