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I've been experimenting with movie making since I was a child.  I'm still a child, I guess.

Included here are few of my films.  They're mostly experimental, abstract, and simple personal expressions as I slowly attempt to learn the craft.

My goal is to eventually finish an indie feature film, with the working title Viroqua the Movie.  I've yet to complete the screenwriting but goes something like this...

The film has the feel of a non-fiction travelogue, or documentary.  Naturally, the setting is Viroqua.  We follow a man in present day as he returns to his small town from the big, bad city.  Divorced, a bit broken, but hopeful to find a new path.  Sound familiar?  In Viroqua the Movie, we uncover a father's messages to his son, from thousands of years in the future.  There has been a cataclysmic depopulation event involving ice ages - like those from just 12,000 years ago.  The Earth, of course, is unimaginably different than it is today.  Yet, part of ourselves endures and actually prospers, the future tribe of us.  Turns out the message is from future versions of us, descendants, if you will, 12,000 years from now - living in the same portion of the Earth as we do today, this Driftless sanctuary.  The Driftless has somehow survived every prior ice age.  As the story progresses we realize how similar the tales are to stories from peoples who lived exactly here 12,000 years in the past.  They are all us, coexisting simultaneously in the same spacetime, though in parallel realities of sorts.  Their lives are not that different from ours.  They have the same struggles and the same love.  It's as if our souls have persisted unchanged, as the environment expands and twists about us over the Milena.  But it's really a simple child's fable.  Important stories we spin for our children and our tribe.  More on this to come.

 

 

Entries in film (6)

Wednesday
Apr172013

"Work & Wisdom", music video featuring the band Soul Music

"Work & Wisdom", music video featuring the band Soul Music

Wednesday
Apr102013

Music Video: Elephant Love (version 1) - Original works by the band Soul Music

 

Thursday
Oct062011

Heart Pride. 4 min.

 

 

Sunday
Oct022011

Door County Sunset Quest

Door County Sunset Quest

A Motorhome Holiday  


40 minutes

We had gone for generations to Door County Wisconsin, but not for several decades now.  This film documents our adventure, returning to Door County with our new son.  A theme quickly manifested... we were seeking the inspiring Door County sunsets of lore.  We found them and a bit more of ourselves as well.

Directed by Tony Macasaet www.MacaSTAT.com

 

 

Sunday
Sep042011

Surrender - Viroqua, Driftless Wisconsin 

Surrender - A reaffirmation of Love.  June 2006.  9 min.   An low-definintion production.  Co-produced with Kathleen Lofton.

Two people after 16 years of marriage rediscover each other in an amazing day with family and friends but are forced to cope with an unexpected storm.

Amidst the mystic unglaciated Driftless Region of southwest Wisconsin this couple begins the celebration with an impossible surprise for the groom.

Mirroring life, what starts out as a beautifully scripted wedding, turns into something even more endearing as a Summer rainshower descends on the party, sending everyone running for cover.

A lesson in attachment and letting go, this is a candid short you will not forget.

Surrender to love!

Viroqua, WI

 

Sunday
Jun052011

Taal

July 3, 2005: We've returned from the Philippines... Discovering the Source - Our journey back to the town of Talisay, Batangas, Philippines... where our father and aunts were raised, and our ancestors toiled, loved, created, died... where their souls linger in eternal bliss.

This short film is in part is a search for who we truly are, and how we can embrace that self once again.

Mid-Summer 2005 my Father, Sister Rachel, and Independent Filmmaker David Macasaet traveled to my Dad's hometown to see my ailing 95 year-old grandmother and visit with other family. We also explored my Grandfather's life and legacy; he passed away in 1977, but clearly lives on to this day in spirit.

Along the way we discovered much about our own lives, dreams, and souls. Almost all of the places we visited and people we me were unplanned and unscripted... we simply followed the gentle hand of our forefather's living energy, being led from moment to moment by this unseen love.

Here, in five parts....