Beltrán Gonzalez & Louis direct ‘9.807’ for SHON MOTT.
Evasion as a meditation. Defining the space between thoughts & being. A walk through white ranges & pale blue skies.
Filmed in Empuriabrava, Barcelona.
Words from Beltrán & Louis below.
Let’s jump straight into the sky dive.
Beltrán: I have been jumping for a couple years, so before starting pre-production we had an idea of the possibilities; free-fall time, choreography and meteorological conditions. It was interesting for us to match a day with a layer of clouds to show an ephemeral landscape, normally unnoticed in our daily life.
The intention was to make a connection/inspection of the other subject.
Execution consisted of various ground rehearsals where Louis and I staged the stunts. The intention was to make a connection/inspection of the other subject.
The camera was the tercer member of the choreography as it was carried by a professional skydiver — getting closer when inspecting the subject, rotating.
What can you say about collaborating with SHON MOTT’s Creative Director, Kiko Buxo Genero?
Beltrán: Working with Kiko is great as we have a close relationship. He’s very open and puts a lot of trust in young people, I admire that a lot and I feel really comfortable proposing personal projects.
In the case of this film, because of my background in skydiving I was quite obsessed with materializing images from the sky and the meditation that free fall evokes.
I was quite obsessed with materializing images from the sky and the meditation that free fall evokes.
I’m interested in how you connect the two scenes, both in a conceptual and technical sense.
The spaces are connected by the breath of the girl. The movie proposes how we could transport ourselves to a different context that has a real effect on our physical condition. Just a slight current of air from a fan could be the spark, as reflected in the movie.
Technically, the effectiveness of the link relies on a delicate craft on the sound mix, which was possible thanks to talented Rémy Monti, the editor and composer of the film.
What are you reading at the moment?
Louis: ‘Nino dans la nuit’ by Simon Johannin.
- Beltrán Gonzalez
- Borja Llorens
- Director of Photography
- Alberto Rodríguez
- Rémy Monti
- Editor & Sound Design