Private Project

Faraway

Audrey, a determined young American woman, arrives in the Philippines with a mysterious mission, little money, and no chance of success. But when she enlists the help of two friendly locals, Hazel and Rey, and an extremely unfriendly American expatriate, Nick, suddenly the possibility of success comes into view. All they have to do is cross 1000 miles of roads, jungles, and ocean, ward off the attacks of a vicious local motorcycle gang, and keep themselves from killing each other. It's going to be a bumpy ride.

  • Randal Kamradt
    Director
  • Randal Kamradt
    Writer
  • Maria Olsen
    Producer
  • Dana Jamison
    Key Cast
  • Nick Medina
    Key Cast
  • Genelyka Castin
    Key Cast
  • Leonard Olaer
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    Adventure, Fantasy
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 48 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 29, 2013
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Philippines
  • Shooting Format:
    DSLR
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Randal Kamradt

Randal Kamradt has been making films officially since 2007, and unofficially since the 8th grade. 'Faraway' is his third feature film. He has worked many odd-jobs in the meantime (election worker, pizza delivery, coffee barista) in order to finance his debilitating film addition.

Add Director Biography
Director Statement

An adventure film. We're all seen them before, the structure familiar. When it came to making my own, I felt it would be almost unethical for an indie film to play unnecessarily by Hollywood storytelling rules. The audience that would come to 'Faraway' doesn't want to see Indiana Jones on the cheap. They want to see "adventure" broken down, subverted, and reassembled. They want to be reminded why they loved the genre in the first place.

We filmed for forty days on location in the Philippines. Real jungle, real streets. Every step of the journey is authentic, even the parts that are brazenly artificial (such as the saturated, near-technicolor visuals throughout).

Faraway is an impossible mix: an epic journey that thrills, but remains loyal to the smaller moments between characters, and defies expectation often.

I hope you enjoy it.