The World Before Me is a modern-day round the world trip, set to the words of a 19th century poet.
“Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me.” 160 years have passed since Walt Whitman penned this text, but feelings about travel remain the same. We’re still inspired by the open road and still excited by discovering the unknown.
In the fall of 2015, while preparing for a trip that would take me literally around the world, I couldn’t shake the desire to share the experience of travel, which for me is a very personal one. This film is the culmination of that desire. I carried my camera for 5 months through 15 countries. The endless metropolis of Tokyo, tiny islands of The Philippines, busy streets of India, the Swiss Alps and the Scottish Highlands. They’re all right here, for you, in 6 minutes.
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Creative Director: Patrik Johäll
Project Manager: Anna Johäll
AD: Simon Sjödin
Director: Daniel Mattiasson
DOP: Andreas Nilsson
Camera incl Aerials: Andreas Nilsson, Markus Wetterberg
Aerials: Aircam. Operator: Daniel Casselby
Edit / Grade : Andreas Nilsson
Post: Norbert Nagel, Robert Melander, Andreas Nilsson
Assistants: Pontus Ahlqvist, Amelia Bordahl, Robert Elmengård
I think over again my small adventures, my fears
Those small ones that seemed so big.
For all the vital things I had to get and to reach.
And yet there is only one great thing,
The only thing,
To live to see the great day that dawns
And the light that fills the world.
Music: By me sampling Inuit instruments
Translation and reading by – Larry Audlaluk
Audio Engineer – Stephen Fielding
Camera: Sony a7s ii