Rugged terrain shaping the coast of Carrick, located in the County Donegal of Ireland, and sheep living there.
For centuries, Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley has been a crossroads for many distinct tribes. During times of drought, natural resources become scarce, escalating clashes between groups. In an ever-changing landscape, young men and women come of age in an unfamiliar time.
The story is narrated from two unique perspectives. Uri- a young boy from the Hamar tribe who becomes a man during his rite of passage ceremony, and Segelgwo- an elder chief of the Daasanach, who reflects on his community’s uncertain future.
You can view behind the scenes videos about the making of this film here:
Featuring: Uri Muda Wado, Argileb Tuchamoi, Poshi Mayto Woroo, Hassan Yiergilieb, Ente Algo Aska
Directed By: Joey L.
Cinematography By: Sean Stiegemeier
Written By: Joey L, Charity Paniamogan, Uri Muda Wado
In Collaboration With: Hamar, Dassanach & Kara Tribes, Southern Nations, Nationalities & Peoples Region, Ethiopia
Produced By: Dawit Shimelis, Blue Media PLC, Anteneh Endale Mamo, Susie Hayasaka
Editor: Stavros Stavropoulos
Additional Editing: Jon Connor, Joey L
Original Score By: Tony Anderson
Additional Music By: Salomon Lighthelm, Serac by Luke Atencio, Slow Cold by Afterlife parade, MusicBed.com
Production Manager: Caleb Adams
Audio And Mix: Jeff Pace
1st AC/DIT: Porter McKnight
Gaffer And Electrician: Andrew Redpath
Grip: “Straight” Dave Krysl
Color: Lilit Digital Lab [Brazil-SP], Laura Futuro – Co Ordinator, Sabrina Wilkins – Co Ordinator, Julia Bisilliat – Color Artist, Joana Reis – Workflow Manager
Title Motion Graphics: Craig Gowans
Additional Translation: John Elino, Uri Muda Wado, Kedir, Chauncher
Special Thanks: Kickstarter and all supporters, Tourism Commission of Ethiopia, Ethiopian Consulates of NYC, LA, Toronto, & London, White House Custom Color, Zylights, Lowepro, Pixipixel, Red Carnation Hotel London
FULL BLOG POST with everything you need to know here!! gopb.co/koh
All shot with the GoPro Hero 3+ in 2.7K mode in either wide or medium (mostly wide) in Protune flat 25p
All shots around the local children at the pier were filmed with my second Phantom fitted with prop guards for extra caution.
This was shot on my holiday (yes my passion is also my job!) alongside some stuff for my GH4 review. Koh Yao Noi is one of the least developed islands in Thailand despite being right in the middle of the most touristic bay there. It’s a little haven of real Thailand with just 18km of roads.
Please read the in depth blog post linked at the top if you are interested in knowing more about what it’s like to fly the Phantom 2 or any part of this film. Here is a little bit of tech info anyway!
Phantom 2 with Zen Muse 2 axis gimbal and FPV. Boscam TX with iOSD with Black Pearl monitor/ receiver
Phantom 2 with Zen Muse 3 axis gimbal and no FPV
Graded with FIlmConvert 10% off with code bloom at gopb.co/filmconvert
and Colorista II 10% off with code bloom10 at gopb.co/redgiant
Fish-eye removed with After Effects optics compensation. More info in blog post.
Yes i had a lot of jello issues. First time. More in my blog post! 🙂
Anyway enjoy this journey to a very different place!
Music courtesy of The Music Bed
Gatlin Elms “For we never knew your beauty”