I was writing about Joshua Stocker before and you probably know he’s a graphic designer based in UK. This post is about his new film. He sent me some more information behind the scenes.
I wanted to explore the relationship between time, location, and memories, and felt this open briefed university project entitled “I Am Here” would be the perfect time to do so. I called up my Dad and my Brother, and the next day in the early morning sunlight we set off to Wales.
Growing up, Joshua’s family would spend every summer in Wales, and he remembers vividly the cliff edge roads, the huge magical forests, and the wondrous sound of a waterfall. Even the Lake spurred all sorts of thoughts in Joshua’s head as his dad explained how the reservoir was in fact once a town. And that in the mid 1800′s they built a damn and flooded it. So there is in fact a whole village built underneath that water.
With such vivid memories, but having not been back there for 10 years made the day an emotional experience. There are only a few times in life where you can re-visit somewhere so significant to you, and share that with the people you love.
Joshua put the film together a few days later. He knew the sort of music he wanted to use, and ended up picking a piece by Max Richter. Joshua managed to relay some of the emotions he felt on that day, and the relationship he share with his brother and father, which is in fact what this piece is really about.
Oct 17 by Danijel