I haven’t had the time to write this week’s post but, thanks to the perfect timing Zak Baney and Minha Kim, I have the pleasure of promoting a certain short film on my blog. I have copied the email below to introduce the film.
My name is Zak Baney and I have recently shot a movie in the tsunami devestated region of Miyagi, Japan, that I hope will interest your blog. The movie is called “Last Message” and tells the story of a rich Japanese woman in search of her lost grandfather after the earthquake and ensuing tsunami of March 11th, 2011. Her journey takes her through the chaos of the aftermath as she deals with obstacles, scenes of horror and of hope as she tries to get to her grandfather’s village. Throughout this search she comes to realise that human bonds are far more important than material wealth.We shot this movie with a Canon 7D, and Canon 5D. We were also fortunate enough to be sponsored by several companies that donated equipment. Swit Electronics has generously donated a 7-inch waveform HDMI monitor, power adapters and batteries for the cameras. Rode Microphones has given us a lavalier microphone and accessories. We are also being interviewed by the national Japanese newspaper “The Asahi Shimbun”.
Here is the trailer for the film:
To watch the whole 25 minute film, follow the link on the Facebook page. It’s a very moving and sad film, and I’m not ashamed to admit that I teared up at the end. It is well worth a watch.
I will return with a normal blog post next week. In the meantime, remember to vote for the next special feature, which will be posted sometime in January.