Never say “Never!”
I told Nat before the contest was even officially opened, that I thought I could not collaborate on a movie this year, for several reasons. I encouraged her to do her own, one she had been thinking about focusing on women in aviation (I hope to see her idea about this theme realized at some time in the future:) but as fate would have it..Here we are again.
I told a little “fairy-tale” to a small group of friends who gathered earlier to see a sneak preview of our entry, “Chasing a Butterfly” for this year’s UWA Art and Machinima challenge: Pursue Impossible. I will retell it again here too:)
Once upon a time there was a little talented donkey. She roamed the hills and rivers free, doing whatever she wanted to do.. but one day about 4 years ago..a “Donkey Whisperer” entered her life..and found that if she held up the very perfect carrot in front of that little donkey’s nose..the donkey would walk.. in the same direction the whisperer was walking..and they could exchange ideas.. and brainstorm while thunder and lightning filled the sky from all that brainstorming..and it was like magic how they worked together and made movie after movie together. Even when the donkey changed into the Queen of England, and bossed, directed and gave everyone orders..there was always a harmony in the air and an understanding that made it possible for them to surmount any real problems or misunderstandings and so….they finished their 17th film together…something very different that they hope you will all enjoy.
We proudly present “Chasing a Butterfly,” enjoy it and let us know if you did please, both here and on YouTube. Comments are like sincere hugs for us..
P.S. The Donkey-Queen says : “Must be viewed in HD 1080 and full screen for the best viewing experience:)
“Fog Rolls In”
Fog rolls in but my head is clear
like being wrapped around you in a folding chair.
I’ll to try to make the best things come true
Because it’s too hard … saying goodbye to you.
With a will there’s a way… so I want to believe
in possibilities that we can’t perceive.
I won’t stop trying ’til I see you once more
because the power of love we should never ignore.
But all that vitamin B taken so faithfully
rituals and sleeping through reality,
I’m still alone on that magic shore
waiting for your aura in the open door.
Don’t tell me two in a dream space is a lie
because… impossible for me is just a lullaby.
Don’t tell me two in a dream… it’s just a lie
because impossible for me is a butterfly.
I will and you will and we will finally see
we wrested a moment from night’s eternity.
Dreaming about you is not enough
So I’m about to call sleep’s stubborn bluff.
Time’s running away but I won’t give in
until we make that lucid dream begin.
Fog rolls in but my head is clear ,
wrapped around you in a folding chair .
Oh I know how to make the best things come true ,
it’s lucid dreaming time with you.
We can do it too…close your eyes
and come to me…while I’m coming to you
Because…..impossible for me..is just a butterfly.
August 25, 2015
LINC Island SL