Experimental Short, 17:21 min, 2015, Co-Produced with Lucid Walks

FESTIVALS & SCREENING

  • Stockholm Independent Film Festival, 2017
  • Hellas Filmbox Berlin, 2017
  • Berlin Liberi Film Festival, 2016
  • Antimatter Film Festival, Victoria British Columbia, 2016
  • L.A. Cine Fest Los Angeles, 2016
  • Depth Of Field Film Festival Vancouver, 2016

SYNOPSIS

Three young, white men travel through Morocco. They have assigned themselves a mission and have entrusted a photographer with documenting their deeds. Drive Through is the story of this self-assigned ‘mission’, in which nothing works out as envisioned…. The essay film relies on a set of photo documents that become animated through staged gestures, an imaginative handling of ambient sound and a playful inclusion of the weather conditions found on location, while filming. In what appears to be an eighteen-minute-long single shot, the skillfully produced short retells a disturbing story of ‘good intentions’. The photographer, also narrator of the unfolding diegesis, juxtaposes travel memories with photographic snapshots to a point where facts become undistinguishable from fiction. Drive Through is a multilayered, circular narrative that works as critique of travel-photography and of the all too easily applied aesthetics of the photographic collage.

CREDITS

Written, Directed & Performed by Stefanos Pavlakis
Produced by Panos Adamopoulos & Stefanos Pavlakis
Narrator: Stefanos Pavlakis
Photography: Stefanos Pavlakis
Art Direction: Stefanos Pavlakis & Nathanja Smeers
Camera & Sound Assistance: Ilias Pavlakis
Editing: Stefanos Pavlakis
Sound Design: Fred Bigots

GALLERY