- Barry Hershey |
- 1986 |
- 15 minutes |
- COLOR |
Rental Format(s): 16mm
Directed by Barry Hershey. The woman is played by Jennifer Green. Music: Harold Budd; Director of Photography: Jay Roach; Editor: Bob Rodat; Production Manager: Linda Chen.
ODYSSEY is a visual poem. It was shot in the Anza-Borrego Desert during a grueling, ten-day shoot with the reflected temperature off the desert floor at 140 degrees. The work portrays the odyssey of a woman/goddess/mankind, born from the sand, evolving from birth to innocence and then to growth, knowledge, pride and sin and, finally, through death to a transcendental reunion with her creator (the One).
The aim of the film is to heighten the viewer's spiritual awareness. This is a non-traditional film that attempts to reach and stimulate the viewer's inner being; to touch by non-literate means through the use of images, music, design and theme.
"... brilliant, beautiful, breathtaking ...." - Chicago International Film Festival
Awards and Exhibition: Gold Hugo, 22nd Chicago Int'l Film Festival, 1986; CINE Golden Eagle, 1986; KQED-TV, SF; Best Experimental Film, Kenyon Film Festival, 1987; XVI Int'l Film Festival, Rome, 1986; Honorable Mention, Columbus Int'l Film Festival, 1986; Silver Medal & Golden Scissors Awards, Velden Int'l Film Festival, 1987.