“In The Woods” is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film Featuring Excerpts By Ralph Waldo Emerson By Andrew David Watson.
Directed by: Andrew David Watson
Edited by: Orlando Loredo
Sound Design by: Gabriel Pimenta
Music by: Alaskan Tapes (“We All Speak in Poems”)
Starring: Christopher Grys
CLOTHING & STYLING BY: Kai D. Utility
“To the body and mind which have been cramped by noxious work or company, nature is medicinal and restores their tone. The tradesman, the attorney comes out of the din and craft of the street and sees the sky and the woods, and is a man again. In their eternal calm, he finds himself.”
From “Nature” by Ralph Waldo Emerson
” “IN THE WOODS” is a collaboration between designer Kai D Utility and myself. We originally set out to shoot a short look book film about escaping to the woods, only to find (after the fact) our images matched perfectly with excerpts from “Nature” by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
We decided to turn our look book film into a homage to the concept of Transcendentalism. The appreciation and need for nature is even more alive today, then it was in the 1820s. We hope this video motivates you to take that weekend trip you’ve been planning, but have yet to take.”