"Welcome to the end of the world," said a woman as we stepped out of a Bolero jeep, the government escorts trying not to clatter their guns while hopping down from the back. Since leaving the little airport outside of Dimapur, the last four hours had been the most pulse-pounding drive of my life: a cliffside trek where roads lacked guardrails and drivers lacked propensity to slow down for the nauseatingly elevated hairpins turns. As we loaded out of the car, I didn't think to ask the woman why she called this the "end of the world". There was a feeling I had —somewhere deep inside me like a cavern that had never been lit up— that told me there was nothing beyond this. That this was "it". There was no going back and no going forward. We had arrived at the end.
In the Autumn of 2013, I was one of three filmmakers recruited to explore the work of a team helping children in some of the most ignored area of the globe. Myself and cinematographer Chad Terpstra ventured out into the Indian state of "Nagaland," one of the most remote regions of the eastern Himalayas to learn about it's habitants, the health conditions of the children, and a group called "Vitamin Angels".
Directed by Caleb Slain
Shot and Colored by Chad Terpstra
Edited by Scott McCambridge and Caleb Slain
Produced by Caleb Slain
Executive Producers - Jesse Harris and Stefanie Malone
Supervising Producer - Todd Kaumans
Original Music by Wlad Marhulets
Sound Mix/Mastering by Adam Burd
Southern Company “The Most Powerful Energy Source”
Working with our fine friends over at Tailfin Marketing, we created a series of TV spots for forward-thinking energy producer, Southern Company. These spots look to the future, integrating people and energy, highlighting the notion that the most powerful energy source for the future is our imagination and our ideas.
"When it’s frivolously used, a word can lose its meaning. Luxury. Luxury… What is luxury? It’s a heady question—hence the italics—but to us, it’s an important one. Luxury elevates life on emotional levels.
But surely there are emotions that are more desirable to feel than others. These are the ones that get to the sweet spot of what “luxury” is really all about – for us, anyway. This notion got us thinking: Can you build an environment that conveys a set of emotions? The starting place is in defining what we want to feel, so we set about to do just that.
We worked with seven filmmakers to interpret each of those emotions through a series of vignettes. These films were to be completely devoid of words, allowing the feelings to speak directly through a language all their own."
Client : The Lincoln Motor Company
Agency : Hudson Rouge in collaboration with Vimeo
Production Company : Bang Bang Club
Director : Jean-Paul Frenay
DP: François Starr
Producer : Geoffroy Rouffiange
Production Manager : Mariola Haslop
1st AC : Son Doan
Data Manager : Aaron Fuks
Gaffer : Abdel Mouhssin
Electricians : Marco Viera, Malik
Key Grip : Xavier Servais
Grip Trainee : Martial Viel
Structure Motorization : Marc Stolz
Art Director : Simon Van Laar
Make Up : Jill Wertz
Storyboard : Olya Tsoraeva
Editor : Aaron Fuks
Grading & VFX : Jean-Paul Frenay
Sound : Combustion