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MY SOUL DRIFTS LIGHT is a penetrating gaze into the lives of three individuals who are struggling to find a reason to live. Zen Buddhist Ittetsu Nemoto, shows them another perspective on their past and ignites in them a powerful and positive desire to live.

MY SOUL DRIFTS LIGHT UPON A SEA OF TREES

Feature documentary

SYNOPSIS

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MY SOUL DRIFTS LIGHT UPON A SEA OF TREES is a penetrating gaze into the lives of a few individuals who are struggling to find a reason to live. Ittetsu Nemoto shows them another perspective on their past and in doing so, ignites in them a powerful and positive desire to live the life they dream of.

PRODUCTION INFO

CURRENT STATUS

Director: Heinrich Dahms

DOP: Alexander Dahms

Producer: Michele Aimé

Interpreter: Yurika Yotsumoto

 

Cast: Ittetsu Nemoto, Mocako  Asano,

Kana Konuma, Mizuno

In Production

Filming in Japan

01 March - 25 April 2017

 

Editing

01 May

STATUS UPDATE - 01 JUNE 2017

We filmed in Japan for 2 months, returning to the Netherlands at the end of April 2017.

As predicted, we have a lot of footage to go through!

 

It was a good shoot: We focused on filming a few people with diverse interests and unusual stories: Mocca, Kana and Mizuno. Zen Buddhist priest, Ittetsu Nemoto is the central link to all three. And with Nemoto came others who wanted to share their personal stories with us.

 

The schedule was harsh: the four main participants who feature live within 2-hour drive of each other so we travelled a great deal from early morning, coming back to base late at night.

You know how it goes – the best light is at dawn and dusk and, apart from the organized daily schedule, something unexpected comes up and you just have to get it on camera! Which meant we worked 15 hour days, 6 day weeks for 2 months and came back feeling we got the best we could.

 

So we will merge all the stories of those we followed. We filmed them in their daily routine, their special events and as much of their lives as they would allow. And then we tried to complete our exhaustive shot list…

Near the end of the shoot we had a ‘drone day’ and were blessed with superb, weather and a two-man drone team who went the extra mile to cover, among other things, the cherry blossoms (see https://skywalker.drone-aerial-corps.com)

STATUS UPDATE - October 2017

We returned to the Netherlands at the beginning of May 2017, where spring had sprung and Heinrich needed to dive straight into the editing room. Finalizing and syncing the translation from Japanese (which we don't speak), took a lot longer than anticipated. Thank goodness for access to online translators and instant communication! As predicted, Heinrich didn't surface for a few months!

STATUS UPDATE - November 2017

We are now nearing rough cut phase and post sound and mastering will be completed by end 2017.

 

Mocca and husband Yuta visited us in the Netherlands while on her European tour.

She has just released a new album!

See her websites here:

https://moccarin.com

https://www.facebook.com/MoccaNew/

POST-PRODUCTION

PROJECTED TIME-LINE

Sound design

Klink http://www.klinkaudio.nl/site/

15 September – 15 November 2017

 

Colour correction/grading/finishing

20 November

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Delivery to broadcaster NPO KRO-NCRV https://www.kro-ncrv.nl

15 December 2017

Delivery to NFF INCENTIVE January 2018

 

Anticipated National Dutch Netherlands TV broadcast April 2018

FUNDING

COLLABORATORS

MEDIAFONDS

cultural fund supporting high-quality artistic TV programs in the Netherlands

http://www.mediafonds.nl/english

 

NETHERLANDS FILM FUND INCENTIVE

promotes a healthy film production environment in the Netherlands

https://www.filmfonds.nl/en/international/netherlands-film-production-incentive

PARTNERS

Dutch public broadcaster KRO-NCRV

(http://www.kro-ncrv.nl)

Coordinator Laetitia Schoofs

PROMO 3min

Play on Vimeo

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