Mar 18, 2009

Samson Sasky's Map

August 2006

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In the summer of 2006 I shot a movie with my friend Paul about life after university. The short, Educated Detours focused on a found treasure map - 'Samson Sasky's Map' - symbolizing a university degree and the lure of potential reward. The map itself was just an old Alberta/Saskatchewan road map that I drew checkpoints on, and to fit with my own story it had to provide a reason to go to Saskatchewan.

Regina, SK was where I went to university in the fall and winter, but at the time both Paul and I were in our hometown of Medicine Hat, Alberta where we'd both grown up together. In terms of the project, the locations were meant to say something about growing up and starting our own pursuits (more specifically my own). In a simplistic way, Educated Detours addressed a lot of my concerns at the time about where I was going and what I wanted to do. It's tough feeling like you have a lot of potential and no sense of direction. What's interesting looking back at it now, is that we never really stop searching.

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