Directed by : Braden KING

  • Year of production : -1
  • Country : United States Of America
  • Length : 100 minutes


HERE is an intensely visual, landscape-obsessed road movie. Will Shepard is a satellite-mapping engineer contracted to create a new survey of the country of Armenia. Within the industry, his work is referred to as "ground-truthing". He's been doing it on his own, for years, all over the world. In the course of his travels, Will meets Gadarine Najarian at a rural hotel. She's an Armenian expatriate and art photographer on her first trip back in ages, trying to figure out what kind of relationship - if any - she still has with her home country. There is an instant, unconscious bond; the two lone travellers impulsively decide to continue together. They move through the country photographing, measuring, reacting to and experiencing the trip in their individual ways, and, ultimately, through each other's eyes. Will is challenged with erroneous data as his trip descends toward failure, while Gadarine has more personal static to deal with: nationality, culture, family, old friends. As she starts to find a new relationship to her homeland, Will begins to question the solitary life he has chosen. The two become deeply connected. As their journey comes to an end, each must decide where to go from HERE.


On one level, HERE is an attempt to find the meeting points between prose and poetry, logic and illogic, waking life and the dream - and to look at the ways in which our literal and metaphoric explorations define our personal boundary lines and orient (and disorient) our inner and outer worlds. On another, it's about uniting the narrative and non-narrative film practices that have so greatly and equally inspired me. (...) All of this has led me to HERE and its story: a dramatic meditation on geography, relationships, time, culture, politics and exploration in the age of GPS, Google Maps and globalization: What is lost? What is found?


Braden KING - Director


Language film : English
Working budget: 2,7M €
Financing acquired: 1,9M €




L'Atelier 2008