"The Ran Project" (working title) is a portrait of American artist Ran Ortner. The feature-length film is a meditation on and reflection of the creative process.
When I describe the film to people, they often ask: out of all the artists working today, why this one? Yet the very moment they glimpse the paintings, they get it. The tremendous power of this work makes itself immediately apparent. There is magic here. What is it about him? Even after following him for months and filming him for days, I don't have the answer.
Directed, Shot and Edited by Todd Holland
Produced by Ariane Conrad & Jim Gallagher
Additional editing by Julie Griesert
Ocean footage by Mickey Smith
Music: "Hello Nights", "Seven League Boots" and "Optimist" by Zoë Keating
Manly Beach, Sydney Australia
Nestled between the harbour and the ocean, Manly is Sydney’s premiere beachside destination, just a short 30 minute ferry ride away.
Known as Surf-City Australia, it is the spiritual birthplace of Australian surfing and home to the Australian Open of Surfing.
With 130 bars, restaurants and cafes, 200 stores to explore and over 40 activities and experiences, there is something to satisfy everyone.
Come for the day, or plan a getaway. hellomanly.com.au
In June of 2014, we spent 11 days surfing the Mentawai Islands. The conditions were perfect the entire trip with light offshore winds and plenty of swell to go around. I was able to capture some pretty interesting angles using Phyllis (name of my drone). Enjoy the highlights of our trip and experience the beauty of the Islands from above. Music by Mashti, Mapusa from the Album Danish Delights. Enjoy ! Paul Borrud dronation.com