Directed By: Nathaniel Larouche & Tristan Zerafa
We spent the coldest day of the year shooting a mood film based on the inspirational artwork of Simon Stalenhag. There is something extremely believable about his work that I can’t put my finger on...
All of the post work was completed by the talented artists at MARZ VFX
December 18th 1982
There was always more shipping vessels this time of year. Our town has one of the largest refuelling stations in the county. Their route went directly behind our home. Sometimes at night, you can hear parts of our house rattling as they pass overhead. The worst was how their gravity magnet distorted the TV signal.
May 15th 1974
There was talk of monsters in the woods. Eddies swirled in space time, portals between our time and the past. My dad had found a hole in the ice with trilobites twitching around the opening. He looked down into the water with his flash light then froze at the sight of something. Moments later he radioed in my brother with his crop duster to pull out what looked like a giant lizard. I don’t know what we will do with it but they both seamed excited.
December 22nd 1973
Goholmen is a small island off the northern part of Svartsjokander. Narkevast Energi AB had built an experimental power plant for wireless transmission of electricity on this small, forgotten piece of land in the 60s, with grants from the government. They tried to creat a stable and economically viable transmission of electricity from the Bona reactor to the station on Goholmen.
July 4th 1974
You could always feel the presence of the The three cooling towers in Bona. They rose from the fields and through low hanging fog that glowed neon blue all throughout the night. The main function of the towers was to release heat from the Gravitron, the core of the Loop that provided the facility with the enormous amounts of energy it required. The signal sounded at six o’clock every day. It started like a deep vibration in the ground that slowly rose to three horn-like blasts, followed by a drawn out echo that reverberated across the landscape. The sound was the result of the daily reset of the towers fifteen huge demister valves. The signal had eventually become a part of Bona families everyday routine. You knew it was time to head home to the dinner table when the Signal sounded.
February 27th 1975
My friends and I would most likely take the back roads to get to school everyday. There was always something new to see and we had more fun knowing parents weren’t watching us. The town I grew up in was known for it’s lithium production. They farmed most of it during the winter because it was easier to keep the mining machinery cool. The lithium was transported by two main vehicles. The smaller, more speedy bug ships and the larger vessels. The vessels used large gravity magnets to stay suspended in the air. Sometimes when fully loaded they would be low enough to throw metal scraps at them to see if we could get bits trapped in its magnetic field. Most of the time the debris would float for a brief moment before falling back to earth. The best was when it would remain floating in the air as if we were in outer space.
December 20 1973
My parents would take our dogs for walks along the main electric grid that span between the two neighboring towns. The Loops would run throughout the day gathering electricity and storing it in large battery banks underground. The town voted to not have these run at night because of the loud humming noise produced by its coils. My friends and I would go tobogganing near a smaller loop a few kilometers south. Was the best hill because of the light given off by the loop’s main structure. They would stay on all night releasing a faint blue glow. I remember staying out as late as we could. Until my mom radioed us home......