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This project was quite interesting. It was my first project in which I filmed entirely by myself.
The premise of the film is simple, and is explained in the title. Though I use it metaphorically, the roses (that all should stop to smell) show up for a brief cameo before the action picks up.
I wanted to do this film in response to the world we're living in today. There's too much hussle and bussle. Too many worries. Everyone's on the go, and no one's taking the time to enjoy the very simple and natural things in life. These simple things could include a sunrise, or a still lake at dawn, or buds sprouting from the trees as summer begins. In this type of world, I think we all need to "stop to smell the roses" every now and then, just to remind us that we're living life.
The economy's gone crazy, you're probably swimming in papers at work, or worrying about gas prices, or maybe even worrying about your mortgage. It's all understandable. I think most of us are going through something like this in these tough times. Give yourselves a break though, even if it's brief. Enjoy the little things in life. Enjoy the sun as it bobs its head over the horizon every morning. Enjoy your family while you have them. Or just sit back and enjoy your morning coffee with cream and triple-the-sugar before you go to work.
The signs (perhaps literally) are all in the film, and I hope I kindly pointed you in the right direction and got the correct message across through the use of Edvard Grieg's beautiful composition.
I hope you all enjoy! I'd appreciate comments, suggestions, etc. Thanks a bunch.