Aisthan faces his inner self, oscillating over a void with grace and caution...eventually completing a cycle in life.
I always strived to reach perfection in a single athletic act but I soon realised that what really intrigued me was how the body connected to the mind. In this short film I try to explore this thin barrier between movement and psychology. I want to represent visually what goes on in a persons mind when they are lost in an act of athleticism, breaking down the barrier between the two. Aisthan, the protagonist, is a name derived from the ancient greek word Aisthanomai which, in short, means to perceive perception. The protagonist uses tightrope walking as a medium to experience the world and ultimately learns something about himself. I filmed this short film to represent life, or more precisely to represent a cycle in life, it portrays calm instances, obstacles and all the emotions involved with overcoming them.
DIRECTING - Kevin Kok
Born in Como in 1992 of both Italian and Dutch nationality, Kevin studied at the International School of Milan and subsequently completed his high school diploma in a sports school in Sotkamo, Finland. He enters the Italian National Team for Snowboard Freestyle at age 18 and competes in the World Cup circuit for 6 years. In 2017 he completes a Bachelor of Arts graduating with honors in Media Design and Multimedia Arts at the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan, Italy.
Aspect Ratio 16:9 / Sound: Stereo
Shot with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Written, directed, edited, shot
and produced by Kevin Kok
Sound Mix Raffaele D'Anello
Color Correction Giulio Rosso Chioso
Original music composed by Marco Grigis, Kevin Kok
performed by Marco Grigis
Cervino Cinemountain Film Festival
Scandinavian International Film Festival
Ottawa Adventure Film Festival
Milano Montagna Film Festival