Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Cannonball (shortfilm, 2010) by California is a place.

"Some of them are full of black water. Others have become graveyards for old lawn furniture and rodent carcasses. They are shaped like jelly beans and manufactured by companies named Sunny Side and Champagne.

Once upon a time, Fresno was the California Dream. Own a car. Own a house. Own a pool. Everyone wanted it and the wonderful world of credit made it all possible.

But now, with the foreclosure monster running wild, the dream is dry. Thousands of pools are festering in the hot Central Valley sun. For most people this is tragic. But for some, it’s an opportunity."
-- source for description.

I really like this skate movie, which is also interesting as social comment to the economical down-turn and its effect on California. As an extra bonus some of the shots of the abandoned swimming pools are just pretty breath-taking.

For more here's their blog, and here's their vimeo video page.

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