About the Film
I made this film while living in Orlando, Florida. A place that, still to this day, I find mildly detestable. It wasn’t until I lived in Orlando that I started to care about architecture and landscape. Because I lived in the same town for 18 years I assumed that everywhere in the US was relatively the same. I thought that every place had beautiful things and lots of wonderful people. I was shocked to find out just how wrong I was.
Releasing this film just shy of a year, it’s weird to see how much has changed and how much has stayed the same. I now live south west of Atlanta, working as a freelancer. Joe and I, still bonded by something greater than earthly powers, have grown even father apart. For a moment, Sami and I saw a possibility but that came and went. My relationship with my parents seems just the same; perhaps my mother and I have grown closer to fight the distance. And I still intensely miss Nettle.
I guess in some weird way I am thankful for Orlando or at least the obsession it left me with. Growing up I was always wondering and searching for something; Orlando just intensified that thirst. But I think the most honest thing I can say about all of this is - what I’ve really been searching for all this time isn’t a place at all.
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This film was shot on the Krasnogorsk-3 using Eastman Kodak Motion Picture Film.