This film is based on the poem "The Vagabond" by Robert Louis Stevenson. To me this has always been an extremely important and moving poem, as I often wish I could give up the pressures of modern society and enjoy the world around me. The storyline here grew out of the emotions I felt while listening to this poem, and thus the film was born.
I shot the entire film using RAW video from my Canon 7D, made possible by the team at Magic Lantern. This software is still in Beta, so I was a bit nervous about shooting RAW, but it was very worthwhile. The color depth and tonal range of RAW are striking!