This was the first film I made specifically for Campfire Stories – a platform for film that wants to dig at the roots of what we need to change, in order to reimagine a world of ecological balance and human sanity. So, where to begin? Which needle of which haystack to pull out first?
This film kind of made itself, through me. I didn’t really know where it was going until it had already arrived. There was a bigger intelligence at work than the one situated between my ears, and I think it did a pretty good job.
It decided to begin with possibly the biggest obstacle to change: Fear. And it decided I would tell not of other people’s fears, but of my own.
A bird falls dead at my feet. Death invades my thoughts. An image of me on my own death bed. What might I be thinking as I’m laying there? There you have it, the starting point of the story.
This is probably the slowest paced film I’ve ever made, and I know it can be hard sometimes to follow a slow story. But some slow stories have deeper echoes than their more efficiant counterparts. I think this is one of those.
Watch a trailer here.
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