In October of 2011, a small group of filmmakers, photographers and musicians travelled to the remote countryside of Iceland to document their experience with the landscape, traditions and people encountered along the way.
Outliers, Vol. I: Iceland is a collaborative multimedia project about a small group of filmmakers, photographers and a musician who set out on a journey to explore the remote countryside of Iceland in October of 2011, meeting there for the first time. The film features photographers Tim Navis (LA) and Kim Holtermand (Denmark), as well the electronic composer Deru - who composed and curated an original score based on field recordings from the trip.
Produced by Scenic, the mission was to improvise and document our experiences with the landscape, residents, and traditions we encountered. We aimed to synthesize the material we came back with into a group-produced collection of moving pictures, photography, and music. The production and materials for the project were almost entirely funded through a Kickstarter campaign. The countless post-production hours were volunteered and the tracks on the music compilation have been contributed by many talented international producers and composers who have been gracious enough to collaborate on this not-for-profit project.
Produced by ScenicStudio.tv
*All artists on the team were responsible for capturing footage.
Director / Editor / Animation: Anthony Ciannamea
Director of Photography: Mark Wisniowski
Cinematography: Mark Wisniowski / Ryan Sievert / Anthony Ciannamea / Brett Carlson
Photography: Tim Navis / Kim Holtermand
Art Direction / Design: Ryan Sievert
Composer / Music Supervisor: Deru (Benjamin Wynn)
Narration: Ryan Sievert
Soundtrack Mastering: Audible Oddities
MUSIC / Soundtrack:
1 Our Word for Warmth / Asura
2 The Wind Sings / Goldmund
3 Titles / Deru
4 Filthy, Wild Animals / A Lull
5 I Gave in to It / Shigeto
6 Pruma / Sweatson Klank
7 Nilas / Joby Talbot
8 Power Plant / Deru
9 Outliers / Ryuichi Sakamoto
10 Glacier / Eskmo
11 The Sun At Night / Loscil
12 Mud Pits / Deru
13 Resound / Son Lux
14 Lower Dome / Heathered Pearls
15 Choir / Deru
16 Island / Opiate
17 Black Beach / Deru
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