"Valentina Tereshkova is not only about a brave woman that wanted to explore space, it's also about the technology it took to get her there." Bart Santello - Filmmker
I've been curiously researching the Soviet space program while working on another project. From this process, a film kind of 'spun-off' and birthed itself from ideas on early space travel. Now it's all I'm thinking about (..how to put this film together). I'm getting a sense that through the production of Valentina Tereshkova, I'm starting to see how some of my future films can be developed. At the same time, I 'm applying visual textures and themes from some of my earlier films (Intangible, Controlled Bleeding, and Man Trap). I'm discovering how I can build-upon those previous works in order to bring renewed excitement in the lost art of crafting a 'motion picture'.
I have several more months of post-production to do on this film. But after viewing the first 'pre-visualiation' rendering a few days ago, I knew I had all the artist elements in place. It's like a feeling of...."Now I have the roadmap."
I hope to have this short film ready for the Arivaca Independent Filmmakers Exhibition scheduled for March 6th, 2010.