1. A glimpse into The Eyes of the Sun: this is a flashback scene to the time when Rani is wandering the world, finding herself, losing herself, being, becoming, immersing, surfacing, transforming. She studies yoga in ashrams in India and Bali, discovers a pure tantra in Kathmandu, has her mind blown with the understanding of the divine Goddess and boddhisattva within her, blocks out this knowledge with full moon dance parties in Cambodia and Berlin, accepts it more when she discovers Burning Man culture far away from the Nevada desert, especially at the unique burn in New Zealand where she finally groks the idea of gifting, and acceptance, when given a pounamu greenstone by her New Zealand friend Daniel. At the same time she accepts the gift of herself, her existence, her silver skydancing spirit. All this she tells to Gavin, in the present moment when they meet up again after two years of no contact and Gavin having no idea where she was (well, except for the drunk on absinthe phone call from a Paris burlesque club early on). She tells her tale in the present moment of meeting again but really never having parted, her voice over the flashback to this scene and imagery of fire. This scene is longer and a more "narrative" style than what will find itself in the completed film, but the feel of it, the authenticity inspires me. With Emerald Dove as Rani, and Dave Aitken as Daniel. The music is temporary but has that Jesus and Mary Chain thing going that feels just right.

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  2. From our eyes birth stars, or maybe it's the other way around, and we are starlight, the souls of stars. We should be stellar all the time, stars are what we become, whole universes if we care to try. A billion tiny tongues of flame flickering in the infinite.

    Here's a film genesis from the collective unconscious, a fire mythago. Imagery was collected through extreme slow motion fire dance with a phantom camera. The silver dancing of my friend Emerald Dove and the cinematography talents of my friend David Wright helped create this gift. Thank you.

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  3. The fashion-short movie depicts a young girl's journey to the realms of her deepest imagination. In the first act we experience her feelings of loneliness. She is longing for love, light, the unknown, a world yet to be discovered behind the web that entangles the tender bird of her existence - her desire for freedom is symbolized by the delicate beauty of wings and feathers.

    When she receives a letter, her day-dreaming is ignited by the anticipation of his love in the form of elements and motions representing thoughts, images of freedom, flying, love, colors, energy, strength - intensifying and finally exploding. This image slowly fades back to a dull surreal scene where she finally awakes.

    AWARDS:

    2013 - Best Experimental Film, Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood
    2013 - Best Experimental Film, Los Angeles Reel Film Festival
    2013 - Best Visual Effects, La Jolla Fashion Film Festival
    2013 - Merit Award Experimental, The Indie Fest
    2013 - Best Experimental Film, Los Angeles Film and Script Festival
    2013 - Best Experimental Film, Big Apple Film Festival New York
    2013 - Best Fashion and Design: Web Program or Video, The Taste Awards

    NOMINATIONS & SELECTIONS:

    2013 - Nominated for Best Editing, Berlin Fashion Film Festival
    2013 - Nominated for Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Visual Effects, La Jolla Fashion Film Festival
    2013 - Nominated for Best Film Of The Month, Indiedemand
    2013 - Nominated for Best Fashion Film, Bornshorts
    2014 - Nominated for Best Picture, best Actress, best Director, best Cinematography, best visualFX, best Art Direction, Mercedes-Benz bokeh south africa international fashion film festival
    2014 - Nominated for Young Directors Award, category video art, CANNES
    2013 - Selected, San Diego Film Festival
    2013 - Selected, UK Film Festival
    2013 - Selected, Ciclope Festival Berlin, Steffen Gentis
    2013 - Selected, GoSee Berlin Reel Hour
    2014 - Selected, New Media Film Festival, Los Angeles
    2014 - Selected, Porsche Award, Ludwigsburg
    2014 - Selected, New Filmmakers 2015 Screening, New York
    2015 - Selected, Venice Art & Performance Film Festival

    Music: Sigur Rós - Varúð

    Director: Damien Krisl
    Model: Anja Leuenberger @ FOTOGEN
    Director of Photography: Daniel Kunz
    AD & Styling: Lea Küng
    Motion Designer & Compositer: Florian Baumann
    producer: Damien Krisl & Joel Cartier
    Cineflex Operator: Martin Bäbler
    Weisscam Operator: Christian Witschi
    Drone Operator: Raimond Stüssi (Pilot)
    Drone: Caspar Brog
    Steadycam Operator: Sebastian Geret
    Unit Manager: Klemens Trenkle
    Grip: Oliver Muff
    Light: Fabio Gloor & Torvioll Jashari
    AC: André Guadagno
    2nd AC: Michael Mühlemann
    Pyrotechnician: Simon Andy Voegelin
    Pyrotechnician Assistent: Maurice Steinmann
    Makeup & Hair: Christian Merz
    Editor: Damien Krisl
    Colorist: Thibaut Petillon
    2nd Editor: Kim Culetto
    Set Design Assistent: Sarah Schneider

    Light by: BRONCOLOR (bron.ch)

    Producers: Eclumes Studios in collaboration with LaPac, Cheese & Chocolate Film SA, Kamerawerk, Swisshelicam.com, BSV Productions, Fotogen, Creative Docks.

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  4. video by william harper audio by william harper and michael k. meyers

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  5. Nature’s Dreams is the story of Nate Hogen’s transformative journey toward becoming the installation artist Nature Dreamweaver.

    Upon receiving the name in 2003 during a powerful 10-day meditation, Hogen began a rigorous shamanic journey of self-discovery, awakening, healing, and personal artistic evolution.

    In 2006, he received a vision to facilitate sacred space, and set a clear course forward as an artist. Now consistently in demand, his work has propelled him all over the world to build natural art installation sanctuaries that facilitate the perception of a dream reality, manifesting heaven on earth and bringing communities together.

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