In a post-apocalyptic world, a man follows the same routine each day to keep himself alive while he reminisces about the love of his youth.
Wander is our third self produced short film and the first which we have submitted to the film festival circuit. Production took place over three days in late December 2014 where a skeleton crew of 8 shot the entirety of the film on the Dartmoor landscape.
The film takes its influence from Monsters (2010) and follows Noah, a man born into this environment, as he writes letters to the love of his youth, Jess. Wander shows us a day in his life as he goes about his routines while he reminisces about a past he has been told of before 'creatures' made their way into the major cities. After a helicopter comes down miles away he decided to make the long journey to see Jess again.
Filming in Dartmoor came with it's challenges. The weather being one of the predominant issues. We were filming on the BlackMagic Cinema Camera which doesn't operate under 0 degrees which meant that on the second day the camera cut out and wouldn't turn back on. As we were 2 miles from any buildings we had to make our journey back to a local pub to warm up and try and get our camera working again, whist also looking at renting a BlackMagic from Bristol (100 miles away). Luckily after a few hours we got life back in the camera and were able to continue filming.
Likewise, for the entire third day we were filming inside a cloud, leaving the crew soaking wet for the duration of the final day. As well as this, visibility was limited to 20 meters which made navigating around the moors extremely difficult.