Head wind is an inspiring phenomenon: Every time I come home from riding the mountains, my mind is full of new impressions. This short film sums up some of the simple yet complex insights that struck me while riding my mountainbike.
Enjoy. And please share your learnings.
*Winner of the Audience Award at the International Cycling Film Festival 2011*
Through the eyes of a young girl suffering from mental illness, CALDERA glimpses into a world of psychosis and explores a world of ambiguous reality and the nature of life and death.
CALDERA is inspired by my father's struggle with schizoaffective disorder. In states of delusion, my father has danced on the rings of Saturn, spoken with angels, and fled from his demons. He has lived both a fantastical and haunting life, but one that's invisible to the most of us. In our differing understanding of reality, we blindly mandate his medication, assimilate him to our marginalizing culture, and entirely misinterpret him for all he is worth. CALDERA aims to not only venerate my father, but all brilliant minds forged in the haunted depths of psychosis.
CALDERA was helmed by Evan Viera (Director/Composer/Co-Writer) and Chris Bishop (Co-writer/Animation Supervisor/Story Artist) and was produced at Hampshire College. CALDERA was the first film to go through the Bit Films Incubator Program, where founder and professor Chris Perry (co-producer/editor) invites orphaned independent films to be made on campus with the College's students and resources. MANY students and industry professionals generously donated their time to the making of this film. See below for the full credits list.
In co-production with Bit Films and Flicker Dreams Productions
Jarred de Beer
Rychlebske stezky jsou stezky pro horska kola v okoli Cerne Vody. Traily, ktere chteji nabidnout terennim cyklistum co nejvetsi zazitek z jizdy na horskem kole. Vznikly rekonstrukci a adaptaci starych loveckych stezek a chodniku.
Rychlebske stezky is unique mountainbike centre in the Czech republic (Olomouc Region, village Cerna Voda) based on restored hunting trails which were build centuries ago.
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Camera and Edit: Slavik Petr http://www.trail-busters.com
Filmed with Panasonic GH2 (7-14mm, 20mm, 45-200mm) and GoPro HD
Riders: Jan Telensky, Ota Plocek
Bikes: Merida One Forty
Music: Memphis - http://www.memphisband.cz