A lone wanderer attempts to collect and repurpose neglected and forgotten memories.

  • James Gutierrez
  • James Gutierrez
  • James Gutierrez
  • Luis Araujo
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Experimental, Surrealism, Student, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 11, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - James Gutierrez

An up-and-coming aspiring director and writer, with the sincerest wishes to bring about thought and change within us all.

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Director Statement

The ideas for this short came to me after being told not only by a professor to challenge myself in telling a compelling, visual story within the timespan of a few minutes, but from developing an unlikely friendship with a local homeless man.
As extremely amatuer as the short is, it continues to hold a very special place within my heart, for not only being one of the first times I’ve been handed the equipment able to “formally” tell a story I hold dearly, but hopefully to serve as evidence, somehow, of the overwhelming and overflowing amount of passion, ambition, and love that I hold for film, frame composition, and ultimately, telling a meaningful story.
I’d like to believe that what makes this short, and all other potential future films of mine, special, or “uniquely me”, again can be boiled down to two reasons. One, that each film contains particular qualities, such as an emphasis on provoking thought and curiosity, as well as eliciting emotions via surreal atmospheres and tones. And two, an emphasis and overall love for creating stories with strikingly creative and “out-of-the-box” visuals.
Ever since I was born, I’ve had an overwhelming desire and passion to tell creative and meaningful stories in the hopes of provoking very real radical thought and change within ourselves and society. This cannot be understated, and it’s something I feel cannot be conceived or comprehended at the slightest with just this one short film under my belt. I find myself constantly making this metaphor: that this film is akin to dipping the tip of your toe into the seemingly never-ending ocean of my imagination, and once again, feel that this story alone does not do that justice. Ideally, I sincerely wish I could slice open my brain and have the world flood in this metaphorical ocean of imagination, and wonder, and love, and because of that, feel that the only artistic medium capable of showing the world what I’ve literally been cooking up for the last 18 or so years of my life, is film, in the hopes of eliciting those same emotions I’ve once felt, such as wonder, bewilderment, and awe, brought on by the many films from such filmmakers as Tim Burton and many others.
An emphasis on emotion via environments and framing were some approaches to make this film unique, and has yet to be screened anywhere at all.