Synopsis: Filmed at a waterfall in a New England forest at peak foliage, “Eight” explores the connections between chakras, colors, musical tones, and prayer, merging image, sound, and idea in a rhythmic offering that invites viewers to experience a state of reverence for all beings.
I wanted to amplify and build texture and visual rhythm into Amy Mevorach’s poetry performance, which is truly a multi-dimensional gift that comes from her life lived, hours logged facing herself, spirit, and life. Shooting at the 20 ft. waterfall in the river, we made the myriad performances and filming process into a repeated prayer that often all of nature, sunlight, falling leaves, and wind seemed to be supporting in concert with bursts of light and epic breezes in rare timing. For me, creating this piece is an opportunity to honor and amplify the voice, strength, self-love, boundaries and truth of a spirited woman and the spirit of women in general. I feel she embodies in this piece the hard-earned wisdom of her own vulnerability and strength working together in a mutually supportive polarized duo.
Roger Ingraham is an award-winning director, producer, editor, DP / cinematographer. He is the youngest feature filmmaker in Sundance film festival history | 2006. He has 16+ years of experience, 5 feature films, myriad shorts and commercial work. His online series has garnered 1million+ views.
His commercial work features a wide range of clients from health & wellness brands to cross-platform media companies like New Balloon, which executive produced Beasts of No Nation and Last Days in the Desert.
His current themes reveal ever-newly-appreciated ways to navigate the wilderness of truth & meaning, excavations of darkness, love, awakening, and culture.
Official Selections to Festivals & Awards:
Oldenburg International Film Festival (2019)
Psychedelic & Transpersonal Film Festival (2019)
Illuminate Film Festival (2018)
Cucalorus Film Festival (2017)
Best Director – Widescreen Film & Music Video Festival (2016)
Best film – Film Gate series (2017)
Byron Bay International Film Festival (2013)
Sundance Film Festival (2006)