What Drives Our Need To Find A Connection?
Directed, wrote and produced a short film series exploring our inherent need to find a connection. Made possible leading a largely junior production crew and volunteer cast, in London, Stockholm and San Francisco.
Role: Director / Producer / Writer / VFX.
Agency: Kin Studios.
Channel: Film • Red System • Part 1 - 2:30 min • Part 2 coming soon.
About The Film
Across cultures and generations, whether a romantic or a cynic––we all long to find someone we can have a true connection with. But why? This question, and all the unbelievable things we do to find and be with this person, is the catalyst for this film's story.
I have always loved filmmaking's mission to understand the intricate elusive nature of the human condition and distill it into a graspable succinct experience.
*Directing these films, along with the diversity of my other work, completes a media-agnostic storytelling philosophy.
On Directing & Volunteers
Filmmaking requires a combination of almost every form of creativity while managing some of the largest crews in the creative world – in the most unforgiving circumstances.
One must shape a cohesive vision while leading large teams getting them to work in unison, in real time, and know how to keep a project moving forward. And to reach that a high level of quality with a cohesive result with a volunteer crew, one must be quite good at inspiring and focusing teams.
"Like water falling not knowing where to, but constantly helplessly falling, we slip hurrying endlessly to where no one knows, as if born with a promise that we’ll get there, if we just keep going, past this turn.
Rushing to a place we’ve never seen, but are so sure exists. This need is as strong as a memory, proof of somewhere we’re trying to return to, but that we’ve only been to in deep longing, in wishes, in dreams.
This need is stronger than beliefs in god, because those who question god’s existence and give up, never feel as deep a disappointment as those who give up on love".
We Are What We Make
As creatives, we grow and are defined by the work that we make. And those that have done extensive personal projects, posses an incredible drive to accomplish creative feats they're not required to. Which takes discipline, drive, dedication, time (and money), and a certain social intelligence to complete such projects without a client budget.
Teams & Tight Budgets
Unlike projects with large budgets and employed teams, personal projects demand a certain ingenuity to maximize small budgets, to inspire volunteers to do their best work. Falling - involved leading the efforts of a 40+ person cast and crew of mostly volunteer talent, and a few professionals. It was produced in San Francisco, London and Stockholm.