Eden 'Love, Death, Distraction' by Zhang + Knight
The loneliness of life on the road is explored in Zhang + Knight's latest labour of love for Eden.
Transporting a decaying plane across country on the back of a HGV, an ageing truck driver has more than enough time to meditate on his life and work. Location after location, the appeal of travelling has obviously faded as the driver looks for any distractions in the monotonous journey. The small things, such as new trails in the sky from a plane, or the animals running in front of the van on the road are given prime focus, the only novelty in the miles of countryside and terrain.
Finishing off the journey at a scrap yard, the use of shots from inside the plane represent the idea that the vehicle has seen its heyday, and like every journey, this one has come to an end. Shot in Kazakhstan for 5 days on 35mm, the visuals are breathtaking and beautifully composed, giving the concept a charming yet wistful vibe.
|Director||Zhang + Knight|
|Executive Producer||Luke Tierney|
|1st AD||Mary Issitova|
|Director of Photography||Ruben Woodin-Dechamps|
|Focus Puller||Andrey Maslov|
|2nd AC||Alexander Kostanidi|
|Editor||Jack Williams @ Assembly Rooms|
|Editing company||Assembly Rooms|
|Colourist||Daniel De Vue @ A52|
|Lead actor||Isbek Abilmazhinov|
|Other credits||Service Producer: Ali Beisekov Behind The Scenes: Angela Stephenson Location Manager: Leon Pivovarov Props: Asem Makina Loader: Alexander Zaitsev Key Grip: Constantin Choi BBG: Max Folyaev Drivers: Yunus Baraev, Darkhan & Sadyr Edit Producer: Daniel Breheny Colour Producer: Jenny Bright Colour EP: Thatcher Peterson|
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