Quipu is a collaborative project between artists from all around Europe, from musicians to graphic designers to filmmakers.
We were commissioned the videoclip for the single that was extracted from the EP.
The idea was to tell the story of a character hunted by his deepest fears. Unable to escape from them even in the most peaceful of places.
The story was written alongside the recording of the EP. Somehow even shaping the actual structure of the song.
Locations were found in just an afternoon, “scouting” in Google Maps; finding out just after the shooting that the same forest was also shot by Matteo Garrone in his “Tale of Tales”.
The idea of what would actually chase our character changed quite a few times, both in pre and post-production, but the emotion behind it was always very clear to us.
On set we worked with our friends at FOG and their "camera and lighting" department, shooting everything with a Canon C100 Mark II plugged into an Atomos Shogun.
It wasn’t an Alexa, but it gave us a good latitude and ProRes files.
While the editing was taking place in AVID, the 3D objects were made in Cinema 4D.
We then made an online version in Premiere so it would be easier to go and make the compositing in After Effects.
The look of the final film was developed before the actual post-production began. We took all the backstage pictures made by our photographer and friend Lucyu and started experimenting with it in Lightroom.
We then created a LUT in Assimilate Scratch and finished compositing and color grading.
We love this project and everything that happened around it.
It was a great experience and we can’t wait to do more work like this.
Mischa Rozema and PostPanic Pictures' debut film project SUNDAYS completes a first step towards its Feature Film goal with the release of this ambitious proof-of-concept short. Much-anticipated and widely-supported by the international creative community (over 50K US Dollars was donated on Kickstarter alone for the live action filming part in Mexico City), SUNDAYS is directed by Mischa Rozema.
Set in Mexico City sometime in the future and starring US actor Brian Petsos and Mexican actress Sofia Sisniega, SUNDAYS is an ambitious philosophical science-fiction proof-of-concept short.
The end of the world seems like a nightmare to Ben. A memory of a past life that doesn’t belong to him. When Ben starts to remember Isabelle, the only love he’s ever known, he realises she’s missing in his life. An existential descent into confusion and the desperate need to find out the truth begins. This reality depicts a stunning, surprising and dark world. A world that is clearly not his.
story & directed by MISCHA ROZEMA - cast BRIAN PETSOS - SOFIA SISNIEGA - score composed by BEN LUKAS BOYSEN - director of photography JON GAUTE ESPEVOLD edited by MISCHA ROZEMA - vfx supervisor IVOR GOLDBERG - co-producer mexico STACY PERSKIE KANISS - production designer mexico ROBERTO BONELLI associate producer ANNEJES VAN LIEMPD - screenplay by KEVIN KOEHLER - sound designer JOCHEN MADER - producers ANIA MARKHAM - JULES TERVOORT
The last remaining blue whale comes eye to eye with its only enemy; mankind.
The film was directed by Rutger Hauer & Sil van der Woerd, who felt an urge to bring attention to the ongoing whaling. If you love whales and oceans like we do, please share this film!