I had t the opportunity of being the photographer on set for a short film in the desert of California, Salton Sea area. Directed by Brett Rogstad and with special casting coming from China.
Not only the magic realism from the story, also the fact that the area is so strange and extraordinary beautiful in its own unique way. Fish bones all over the sand next to the lake, isolated child items in the middle of the road and amazing sunsets full of colors and a enormous moon rising up. Being on a film gives you the chance of visiting and exploring unique forgotten places that you will never discover by your own. I am glad to be part of that story and thankful for seeing the biggest star running through the sky. That only happens in Salton sea.
The story also contributes to incentivize all the surreal environment and crazy mood you get when you are in the dessert: A Chinese tourist felled from an airplane and miraculously survives, waking up lost, in this phantasmagoric area, only with the help of a dreamer child.