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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
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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.
Director: Heinrich Dahms
DOP: Alexander Dahms
Producer: Michele Aimé
Interpreter: Yurika Yotsumoto
Cast: Ittetsu Nemoto, Mocako Asano,
Kana Konuma, Mizuno
Filming in Japan
01 March - 25 April 2017
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:
15 September – 15 November 2017
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
cultural fund supporting high-quality artistic TV programs in the Netherlands
NETHERLANDS FILM FUND INCENTIVE
promotes a healthy film production environment in the Netherlands
Dutch public broadcaster KRO-NCRV
Coordinator Laetitia Schoofs
Amstel Films distributors (BENELUX) http://www.amstelfilm.nl/betweenthedevilandthedeep)
Journeyman Pictures International sales and distribution. (Journeyman also handles our previous documentary BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP (https://www.journeyman.tv/film/6582/between-the-devil-and-the-deep)
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