‘You are’ – Ben Mark Films

A concept short film filmed and directed by
Ben Mark.

Speech by Alan Watts (Edited into track by myself)

This project started for me about 6 months ago when I first edited this speech with the music. I knew exactly the kinda shots I was gonna need for a project involving the ideas of the universe and nature but they were going to come over night. This was something I was going to have to sit and really think about, the relations to the words, what the text and visuals really mean for me and how I intend to look I could reflect it. In that time I’ve been out to explore Sri Lanka, Wales, Greece, the coasts of England and London; I also included footage from other projects I have done, some intentional, the others were bits I went back to find, in a way to reflect story. Lots of different elements and factors play a part in getting the epic footage but I was lucky enough (with a little bit of research) to find some beautiful spots that would look perfect for the mood and style of this video.

Nature, the universe and our connection to it is something I’m extremely passionate about, mixed with my love for filming, soundtracks and Alan Watts, I have really enjoyed the process and I hope you can take something away from it about how you see the world and how you really are, it.