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The Homesick Traveler

Away from home and afraid of death, the traveler begins a journey through memories that he lived when he felt at home.

  • Christian Bradford
  • Christian Bradford
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    El Viajero Casero
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 23 seconds
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    RED, 8mm, 4k
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Director Biography - Christian Bradford

Partner of the audiovisual production company ANIMAL. Cultural manager of the itinerant project Microcinema ANIMAL. Creator of the music band Fulmonti.
He was born in Barranquilla, Colombia in 1989 and has lived in Colombia, Panama, the United States and Buenos Aires. After studying Advertising, he focused on photography, which led him to study Direction of Photography at the Argentine Film Syndicate.
Recently he worked as a Director of Photography in several short films such as "Chinese Breakfast", "Luciamor" and "El Viajero Casero". He has collaborated as DP with other projects such as "LAB de Arte y Ciencia" and "Proyecto LARA".
He made a trip from Panama to Alaska as Director of Photography for the documentary "@dcentropdentro". He was part of the photography team of the feature film "Panquiaco". Also worked in the audiovisual project "Cabanga" -Patricia Vlieg as a DP and editor, which toured the country capturing the most typical scenes of Panama. He worked as 2nd Camera Unit for the documentary feature "A La Deriva".

As a musician he has composed music for several short films such as “Cat Art”, “Curiosidad”, “Cafe Palmira”, “The Homesick Traveler”, “Anebula M16” and “Chinese Breakfast”. Along with his band Fulmonti he did the live musicalization of “Un Chien Andalou” (1928) within the framework of the (IFF) International Film Festival of Panama and in 2019 realesed their last album called “Dizque Vivo”.
He is a musician and as a music lover has done audiovisual work for bands like:
Luci & The Soul Brokers, Pepe Bahia, Polyphase, Los Guayas, AP, Patricia Vlieg, TamboJazz Collective, Carlos Mendez and Danilo Perez.

He currently lives in Panama and works in documentaries, short films, feature films, commercials

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Director Statement

The fear of death is a natural instinct in human beings, unconsciously motivates our actions. If we lived forever, sweetness would not be so sweet and nostalgia would lose its meaning in an ocean of immortality.
This story wants to rescue memories that marked the life of a human being and experience some of the facets of human life such as: family, friends, leisure, love, addictions, teachers, loneliness, the house, travel.

I wanted to generate a feeling of being at home and traveling at the same time. The mind is naughty and leads us to travel by memories or desires, she does not stand still, that's why the montage is quickly going from one ambience to other, but there is also a need to stop the mind with long takes that evoke breathing and reflection while showing the main character's reality at home.

The blue always predominant in the house, brings a nostalgic tone to the scene, while the trips are full of saturation and camera movements. The montage of these trips are made by associating diferente images, all of them taken in diferent places but shown together to represent the way in which the mind connects points that are not necessarily in the same space and time. Meanwhile the house gather elements of the same space to create a home environment and to show the audience where the character really is.
This montage is intended to evoke sensations that eventually lead you to travel on your own memories.