75 min / Color / Sound / 2014 USA
with Gordon C. Ramsey and Adeline Schneider
produced by Gordon C. Ramsey and Alvin Case
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.
Catch Damien's music here: https://soundcloud.com/flash-hits
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-roll, goodbye drug trips, and facing the millennial who represents your future. Shot on a trusty Canon 7D with an adapted Mamiya mideium format lens doing much of the image capture.