Jerry’s back! Death Rays from Above want to show you the origins of Jerry the janitor’s troubles. “The Root of Memory” is a prequel(?) to last year’s entry into the 24 Hour Video Race.
The elements we had to include* made it easy to continue the saga of one man’s paranoia at the creepiest place to work. Similar to last year’s entry (see below) we want something that’ll leave the audience talking about it again. Our visuals again are lo-fi and soundtrack - pure analogue!
It was more of a beat-down this year: the physicality of shooting and trying to stay awake to complete the project within the twenty-four hours. I don’t know why, because last year I participated as director of photography with a fractured back and a lot more equipment. Gettin’ old I guess.
The content is left wide open for interpretation, and knowing the judges lean towards frat-boy humour, we know we probably won’t score very well with the judges again this year. And we don’t really care. This event has been a lot of fun to take part in. I love our actors and location and stress (fun stress?) of working under a ridiculous deadline. You know, we cold make this easier on ourselves. But after watching last year’s entries, our visual cinematic quality and crazy plot was the most interesting in our category. Biased you say?
Anyways, again, we learned a lot. I’m proud of the result. And it was fun.
*theme: A day to remember.
line: “We can do that tomorrow.”