Dreamweaver, A young boy moves to a new neighbourhood and discovers his passion for go-karting.
This wild little short film written and directed by Myles Conti, was such a hoot to film. Set in the 80's, the story follows a young boy through the development of several go kart. Two races also feature in the 12 minute short, and one iof the big hurdles we needed to overcome was how to safetly film the racing action..? I discussed our shots at length with my grip Mark Moose Abrahams, and we came up with a rig that took the steering out of the Kart, and enabled us to position out camera close to the actors, in complete safety. Our camera shooting platform was a device called the GripTrix. Battery operated, with 1/4 inch mounting holes all over the machine, and a top speed of 80km/hr.
Myles Conti and I wanted this film to be set in the 80s. We both grew up on 80s Classics, like, The Goonies, E.T, and Stand By Me. As such we employed an 80s aesthetic, and even shot with old 80s Anamorphic Lenses, made by Kowa. The grade is also inspired by the 80's and most of the best grade influences I could find were from 1980s stock car racing, and Indianapolis 500 pictures from this period. Matt Cambell graded for us and did a stellar job.
Dreamweaver is in its festival entry faze, and as such only a trailer is currently available for online viewing. Please contact me directly if you would like too watch the film in its entirety.