Thursday, January 14, 2010
Tropico is a short film shot on one roll of unedited super 8 film. Starring the Indian Princess (Lindsey Jordan), the Buffalo (Beau Buck), and the Baby Buffalo (Josiah Crawshaw). Co-created and shot entirely by Nathan Kuljian, who was almost heavily fined when a highway patrol caught him filming while standing in the back of a moving pickup truck driving on the wrong side of the road without a permit to film in the high desert above Lancaster, outside Los Angeles. Some of these shots proved surprisingly treacherous. But no one was hurt. Mrs. Kuljian lent us the tortoise. Curt, Heather and Matt lent outstanding assistance in making it all work.