Flight

"Flight" is a two-part meditation about the act of fleeing. Though set within the chaotic spasms of the early twenty-first century, it alludes to an ancient continuum of flight from violence and suffering that is intrinsic to the human condition. Also intrinsic to who we are, however, are hope and the quest for transcendence.

  • derek frost
    Director
  • derek frost
    Writer
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 13, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    iPhone iMovie
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - derek frost

In addition to writing fiction and poetry, I create short films on iPhone. The films are highly personal and idiosyncratic meditations inspired in part by the work of my favorite director, Michelangelo Antonioni. I have a doctorate in comparative literature from the University of Connecticut.

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"Flight" is a two-part meditation about the act of fleeing, spurred initially by the current pandemic. Though set within the chaotic spasms of the early twenty-first century, the film alludes to an ancient continuum of flight from violence, oppression, and suffering that is intrinsic to the human condition. Also intrinsic to who we are, however, are hope and the quest for transcendence.