The idea of making a movie with live music comes after experimenting the reaction of the audience when stimulating the audio and visual senses at the same time. Gathering all the positive aspects and bringing this idea one step further we thought; why not this time make a live music-movie?
The music, the character, the scenery, what comes first? While having a brain storming session during a long road trip, we came out with the concept of first creating a character. We thought it will help us to organize the story line and approach the movie in one way or another.
Since we are constantly traveling and playing music around the world, it was clear to us that the topic of traveling would be the strongest point of the story, but then it was difficult to visualize a character/element that could travel and tell a story. Maybe an element from the nature? A tree leaf? a drop of water? It was too poetic. A rubber doll? A rag doll? It was too human. Suddenly the idea popped up. A robot. That was it!! The next day we ran into the nearest toy store shop, a huge one, and we stayed there for a while deciding what would be the best choice. We found it. We found him! E-21 was born that day and he was named after one of the main highways we were driving through during the last few days. Isn’t a lovely name?
The more we work on it, the more inspired we get and the more we learn. Sometimes we get inspired by movies, sometimes by listening to music, by places, by books, by situations in daily life. That means that except for the main sections of the story, the thread of the line is subject to constant updates, and that is what make us completely addicted to it.
What is essential for us is to write down everything, literally everything. Starting from scratch, making a first draft, go into the details, define every single second of each scene, give a shape to each chapter, add a good rhythm to it, and followed by a long list. One example of something that terrifies us is how are we going to merge the music together with the image. It is still a bit unclear, but we have no other choice than trusting the process and always keep in mind that, as we already experienced, the solutions come after the doubts and more doubts will come after those solutions. The combination of a strong feeling of enthusiasm together with a yet unknown ending of the process is actually very exciting. We really need to tread carefully and not anticipate the situations!