Tracing the transforming Californian desert in the past and present, Two Deserts is a 25’ documentary that playfully explores the relationship between human and nature. A combination of analog film and photography, stop-motion animation, paintings, letterpress printing, scale models, and built sets create a rich visual universe in which the story unfolds.Read more Read less
In 1936 editor Randall Henderson publishes the Desert Magazine. Fighting the era’s stigma, he presented his readers with a romanticized version of the desert. Something he called the “real desert”.
When the loss of his son confronts him with the harsh reality, he decides to escape into his self-created dream world. Set against the rapidly changing California desert, Randall searches for answers to existential questions. But where does reality end and imagination begin in a landscape of false perspective?
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Two Deserts is currently in production. For further information about this production, please get in touch with Marijn van der Ploeg.