Silver Creek tells the tale of a young band of outsiders, isolated and teased in their community, who one day discover the magic of their own creativity and imagination. The kids find solace and support in their celebration, though the moment is short-lived, and others try to break them apart.
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In 2012 Salazar set out across Canada driving over 2600 Kilometers from Vancouver, British Columbia to the village of Angusville, Manitoba to create Silver Creek. Over the course of 2 weeks the people of Angusville embraced our little band and our project, letting us shut down main street for days on end, invade their backyards, and throw confetti literally everywhere.
We cast local actors and kids from around the region and many residents came out to be background actors. Every night our crew and the community broke bread together in the town hall. It was a profoundly unique experience for all involved. For two weeks a band of 50 odd people came together as a family, we lived together, and got to play together at making a film. This tight knit togetherness fit with the spirit of what our film was trying to convey.
Written, Produced, and Directed by Salazar
Art Director Mila Franovic
Hair & Makeup Jenna Kuchera
1st Assistant Camera Stirling Bancroft
Sound Design Tim Mccann
Food & Picnics Mars
2012 was a beautiful year for Salazar. We had the privilege to travel the deep south shooting with Self Evident Truths, endured the coldest Icelandic winter in 30 years, searched for abandoned swimming pools in the jungles of Thailand, filmed an Egyptian professional sumo wrestler living in Tokyo, AND somehow woke up to a Grammy nomination for our work with Tegan and Sara.
We feel honoured to be able to continue telling stories and meeting incredible people along the way.
We made a short portrait of our close friend Raymond Kwong.
Raymond was the first Chinese lifeguard in Vancouver BC as well he's an avid open water swimmer. This film was shot in Pemberton British Colombia.
The story takes place a thousand (or so) miles from home, in Iceland, land of the never-ending night sky. A couple searches for warmth and light on an endless journey through a city and it's countryside.
Driving tirelessly through darkness in search of perfect daylight, only to watch it fade to orange and slip away again. We searched and discovered new ways to befriend this wonderful place, danced blind and drunk on the snowy streets of Reykjavik. We collaborated on the score with our friend and newest member of the collective Edo Van Breemen, who collected snippets of sound and lyrics from the landscape, transforming the entire journey into a recording studio. We worked together, played together, ate together, and (somehow) returned home together.
Directed/Produced by: Salazar
Styled by: Mila Franovic
Score by: Edo Van Breemen (Resorts) ft. Katie Swinwood