Diary: Behind the scenes of "A Trip to the Mountain"
A film from intuition - Lessons from shooting a no budget film with no script 2 weeks of shooting became 4 years of editing. Sometimes you stumble over and idea - and sometimes the idea stumbles over you. There is this theory, that every project is already „there“ waiting for the right one to make it. But how do you know that you are the right one? You have to try.When my good friend & collaborator Caroline Roos and I set of to shoot a film about the youth in Agadir, the later was the case. We had this contact, Aziz that was the initiator of the urban bmx scene in Morocco in the 90s, that helped to build up the first distributions but then got disillusioned by the market - a great & humble human being. With only that in mind, we packed some gear and headed to agadir, hiding our equipment as tourist utensils to not make any buzz about our plans. 1. It was right to trust our instincts 2. Low technology - High application: Focus on the most necessary things, the rest rest will be in your way 3. Make the first step, so that other see where you are going (and help you) 4. Get a professional editor and involve him from the beginning5. You can do many things, as long as you don’t think you can’t 6. See the camera as a fishing boat and give something back to the see.