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“With Dust On Your Face As You Strike The Match”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film – Dan Sadgrove (2020)

“With Dust On Your Face As You Strike The Match” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film in Patagonia Directed by Dan Sadgrove.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Dan Sadgrove

Voiceover by Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
Music by Tim Tregonning
Sound by Morgan Johnson
Color by Mike Rossiter
Aerial by Wade Sedgwick

In early 2019 I spent four months living in a tent at Estancia Ranquilco, a remote horse and cattle ranch nestled deep in the foothills of the Andean mountains in Northern Patagonia, Argentina. Largely stripped of modern conveniences and offering a chance to experience off-grid, communal living, it is both a gentle, and harsh, return to primitiveness.

Yet the magnetic pull from Ranquilco reaches far beyond the realms of sentimentalism. It is not merely a vague summation of its parts. Of earth, water, sun, grass and trees. It is the past as well as the present, built into the stonework and in the footsteps of the worn paths on the last edges of land, hanging on the horizon.

For those devoted to this way of life, it is simply a return to the familiar.

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“Last Exit To Elsewhere”: A Cinematic Poem Travel Short Film Directed By Dan Sadgrove (2016)

“Last Exit To Elsewhere” is a Cinematic Poem Travel Short Film Featuring Excerpts from William Least Heat-Moon’ Book “Blue Highways: A Journey Into America” Directed by Dan Sadgrove.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Dan Sadgrove

Music by : Hanan Townshend

Last Exit To Elsewhere Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Dan Sadgrove in 2016Narrated by: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
Sound by: Morgan Johnson at Barking Owl Sound
Color by: Kath Raisch at Company 3

Last Exit To Elsewhere Cinematic Poem Short Film Filmed and Directed by Dan Sadgrove

“Based off conversations William Least Heat-Moon had on the road in his book ‘Blue Highways: A Journey into America.’ This film represents my journey of lonely miles through small towns and empty highways.

Blue Highway A Journey Into America  William Least Heat-MoonIn late 2015 I went on a 5,000mile road trip through the bottom half of the US from California to Louisiana and back. Driving through back-road highways, much like the Least Heat-Moon, I avoided the Interstate Highways as much as I could. It is off these Interstate highways where you can still find remnants of America as it used to be, maybe back when the author drove through it in the late 70’s. Over the course of my journey whilst reading ‘Blue Highways’ I found my experiences on the road mirrored that of the author and though it was written in 1978, still held true to my journey in 2015.”

“As a kid, I was searching beyond myself…Dreaming of something, something to bring harmony and make sense of things.”

“I still dream, but I’m not restless anymore….”

William Least Heat-Moon

Last Exit To Elsewhere Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Dan Sadgrove

Website:  http://www.dansadgrove.com/