Here at the Filmsensei, I get a lot of requests by filmmakers to feature their work on the site. Most of the time, the films are amateur pieces of work with little to no interest by my audience. Bad horror movies being the most submitted. And most of the time I pass on spotlighting the work.
However, once in a blue moon I get something different. Something interesting. Something unique and incredibly intriguing.
Something like “Out of Africa: Quest for the Northern Lights,” an in production film from BoilerRoom Studios and filmmaker, Richard Arabome, out of Johannesburg in South Africa. As someone who has spent a lot of time in Iceland, and who has sat in wonder and watched the Northern Lights play out in the sky like waves crashing against the shore, “Out of Africa: Quest for the Northern Lights” and its concept have me hooked. I absolutely cannot wait to see what Arabome comes up with.
Here are some more details, direct from the filmmaker himself.
Out of Africa: Quest For The Northern Lights
Written Produced & Directed By Richard Arabome for
BoilerRoom Studios PTY Ltd, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Co Produced by Runar Ingi for Frame Erf, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Status: Principal Photography starts Feb 01 2013
This is a 90 minute long feature docu-reality film, billed as a culture shock piece, it will seek to showcase how alien cultures, harsh climatic and environmental factors can force a human to face their most profound fear and eventually become one with an otherwise ‘alien’ way of life.
60,000 years ago, homo-sapiens set out on a quest to dominate, populate and colonize the planet Earth; in 2013, one man eliminates the harsh elements his ancestors faced tens of thousands of years ago, and instead opts for the safety of the serene skies as he gets transported from the mother continent Africa, to the northern most capital of the planet…
Meet Richard Arabome: an African author and filmmaker on an intrepid tour of our planet’s most northern habitat, the magical and mystical Iceland.