Danny & Julia; Contemplation of Being

“Do we exist because we observe?”
A young couple in love is having a picnic by the lake. Julia confesses to Danny about a terrible dream she had the other night. As Danny tries to console her, their conversation evolves into a fast paced philosophical argument about life and the universe. While they may disagree, they are ultimately bound by the love they have for each other.

  • Helder Pedro
  • Helder Pedro
  • Entao Productions
  • Tommy Koponen
    Key Cast
  • Kyrstannie Rose Day
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Philosophy, Thought Provoking, Narrative, Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 18, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    350 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Oakland International Film Festival
    Oakland, CA
    April 4, 2015
Director Biography - Helder Pedro

Helder Pedro is a Berkeley native with strong roots to his Portuguese background. He has an exciting and unique sense of story telling that is prevalent in all of his films.

After receiving his film degree with honors from Florida's Full Sail University, he returned home where he quickly distinguished himself as a unique voice and vision within the San Francisco Bay Area Independent Film community.

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Director Statement

With “Danny & Julia; Contemplation of Being”, I am trying to rebirth the classic art form of philosophy described through visual story telling. This short film is in homage to philosopher George Berkeley’s Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous. The theme and story of this film is inspired by a combination of different theories and philosophers throughout history. The purpose of this story is to reinvigorate the mind and make one’s self reevaluate their belief in the structure of existence.
-Helder Pedro