Sun Opener

A micro-budget 2800 mile road/head trip ending at Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty in Utah wasn't the original plan for Sun Opener, but then part of its charm may be the way themes of self-enlightenment, memory, death, and shattered dreams collide when a road trip turns into a film and vice-versa. The soundtrack was provided by Damien Taylor with his band (The Sounds Of) Kaleidoscope, one of the very best contemporary psychedelic bands. Though only $3800 was raised through a crowdfunding site, it was enough to make a quick one-off road movie about post-glory, rock-n-roller, facing the uncertain future of his own making. Shot over six days between Cherry Valley, NY and the Western Edge of Utah, on a trusty Canon 7D with an adapted Mamiya medium format lens doing the bulk of the image capture. The results are chaotic, somethings confusing, and often funny. 

Catch Damien's music here: https://soundcloud.com/flash-hits

Details 66min/Color/Sound/2015

featuring Gordon C. Ramsey and Adeline Schneider

produced by Gordon C. Ramsey & Alvin Case / music by Damien Taylor and (The Sounds Of) Kaleidoscope

sound recording: Willie Watkins

edited by Johanna Gomez

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