Travel Filmmaking

CURRAN FERREY, FILMMAKER: I’ve always thought that traveling and filmmaking go hand in hand; I guess that’s because when you embark on a new adventure, you encounter experiences outside of your comfort zone which urge you to admire the world in a whole new light.

IMG_1761When traveling, you pick up on certain details and idiosyncrasies that you otherwise wouldn’t have noticed. Then, when you add a camera to the mix and look to capture certain stories, your shooting habits almost always reflect that new and fresh perspective you’ve embraced.

For me, it´s this constant fuel of inspiration that motivates my work.  That´s what I believe is so special about travel filmmaking: It’s a perfect balance of craft and experience.

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Working and shooting in China was quite the experience. To arrive with so many uncertainties and all the “what ifs” that come with production in a foreign country and then be welcomed in so warmly by the locals was a deeply moving experience. That sort of reception and instantaneous foundation of trust and compassion between yourself as a filmmaker and the locals with whom you’re living with certainly makes a lasting impression. It rubs off you  and in the end, you wind up with a film that reflects and embodies that same positivity and compassion.

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