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Persistence of Time

“Persistence of Time” examines the relationship between time and beauty and how this connection informs human perception of nature. Each landscape offers a concentrated view of the changes and manifestations that occur in nature, often unseen or overlooked by the human eye, on a daily basis. A condensed view of the landscapes of America are explored in this work from sunrise to sunset.

The chosen areas were inspired by the filmmaker’s cross-country road trip from Michigan to California. The film aims to reflect the emotions one has while traveling: the fascination that comes with exploring new areas and the longing to return to what is familiar.

  • Kelsey Juddo
  • Mike McGraw
    Original Music
  • Chris McNamara (Faculty Advisor)
    Executive Producer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 30, 2014
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Canon RAW
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Canton Film Festival
    Canton, Ohio
    October 4, 2014
    North American Premiere
    Green Category Grand Prize
  • River Bend Film Festival
    South Bend, Indiana
    April 11, 2015
    Indiana Premiere
  • Reel Michigan Film Festival
    Northville, Michigan
    June 20, 2015
  • Young Michigan Filmmakers Festival
    Leland, Michigan
    August 15, 2015
    Best Experimental Film - Second Place
Director Biography - Kelsey Juddo

Kelsey Juddo is a filmmaker interested in documenting the natural world. She enjoys experimenting with various media formats in order to develop strong visual stories.

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Director Statement

I feel very lucky to have been given the opportunity to create this project, which is inspired by my first cross-country road trip. I hope to have captured the same awe and wonder that filled me when I first experienced these landscapes.