2015 UPDATE: thank you to everyone who has enjoyed my film over the past 2 years!!! My next project is a long-form comic called Sylvania. It's about three sisters from a family of forest witches. I hope you'll check it out at http://www.sylvaniacomic.com !!!
I wanted to make sure I wouldn't get tired of working on my thesis film halfway through the year, so I made sure to throw in all of my favorite things. This is the result: my ode to merpeople, schoolchildren with magical secrets, the color aqua, and of course, hermit crabs. I hope you like it too!!!
Music by Clark Powell: http://clarkpowell.bandcamp.com/
Extra special thanks go to my parents for their inexhaustible love and support, to all my coloring minions for their hard work, and especially to my 4th floor bros for being so totally rad. I LOVE YOU ALL
Silver Creek tells the tale of a young band of outsiders, isolated and teased in their community, who one day discover the magic of their own creativity and imagination. The kids find solace and support in their celebration, though the moment is short-lived, and others try to break them apart.
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In 2012 Salazar set out across Canada driving over 2600 Kilometers from Vancouver, British Columbia to the village of Angusville, Manitoba to create Silver Creek. Over the course of 2 weeks the people of Angusville embraced our little band and our project, letting us shut down main street for days on end, invade their backyards, and throw confetti literally everywhere.
We cast local actors and kids from around the region and many residents came out to be background actors. Every night our crew and the community broke bread together in the town hall. It was a profoundly unique experience for all involved. For two weeks a band of 50 odd people came together as a family, we lived together, and got to play together at making a film. This tight knit togetherness fit with the spirit of what our film was trying to convey.
Written, Produced, and Directed by Salazar
Art Director Mila Franovic
Hair & Makeup Jenna Kuchera
1st Assistant Camera Stirling Bancroft
Sound Design Tim Mccann
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