THE DAY WE DANCED ON THE MOON
Director: Tristan Daws
Germany, 2011, 11 min
Cast:Coral Hines, Peter Kavanagh
Crew:Executive Producers: Stefan Kloos - Cinematographer: Anne Misselwitz - Editor: Alice Powell - Composer: Dominik Sprungala
THE DAY WE DANCED ON THE MOON tells the story of THE CHANNEL ONE BAND, a reggae band of mental health patients, as they journey to the West Coast of Ireland. Along their way they share with us the experience of psychosis, a mental illness where a sufferer perceives the world in a different way. A journey out of ourselves into another state of mind that shows us that no matter how extraordinary an experience might be, reality will eventually come calling.We might all have our day on the moon, but sooner or later we will all come crashing down to earth...
About the director
Tristan trained as a theatre director at London's Drama Centre and worked in the theatre in London and Vienna. Tristan was particularly drawn to works of magical realism and directed productions of Life is a Dream by Calderón and The Prince of Homburg by Kleist, amongst others. Tristan's passion for film drew him to the National Film and Television School, where has trained as a director.