Falling - Film | Directed, wrote and produced a short film series exploring our inherent human need to connect – leading a production crew and cast of 40+ in London, Stockholm and San Francisco.
Agency: Kin Studios. Role: Director / Producer / Writer / Art Director / VFX.
Channel: Film • Red System • Part 1 - 2:30 min • Part 2 coming soon.
About The Film
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.
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.
"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".
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 forge a cohesive vision leading teams in unison and in real time. And to reach that cohesive result with a volunteer crew – one has to become quite good at inspiring teams.
My directing these films, along with the diversity of my other work, completes a media-agnostic storytelling philosophy.
Noncommercial Project Challenges
Producing and directing noncommercial films requires tremendous energy and focus to drive the whole process while pursuing quality against budget limits and time. 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.
We Are What We Make
As creatives, we grow and are defined by the work that we make. And I always prefer to work with those that have done extensive personal projects. Because they posses the creative drive to follow what they love, and accomplish feats they're not required to. Which takes discipline, drive, dedication, time (and money), and a certain social intelligence to complete such projects.
We grow from each challenge that we take on. And as soon as we finish one, we look forward to the next one to find out what else we can do.