Eternal Rest is about a surreal treasure hunt in the desert. It was our pleasure to speak to the director of the film. Oli Tarquin was born in New York City and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
He is a student of philosophy and believes film is the best medium to investigate truth and beauty.
What was the inspiration behind the making of your film?
My initial inspiration was Mozart's death. It then snowballed into a quest to overcome your inner struggles to find the beauty within.
What is the most challenging aspect of working in this particular genre?
Having philosophical ideas of weight, in a world filled with the horror of petty and meaningless gibber.
When did you realize that you wanted to work in media and make films and what was the first film project that you created as a director?
I have peered into the looking glass my whole waking life and this is my first film.
How did you choose the cast and the crew of the film and what was the most challenging aspect of production?
The one cast member is my only friend, and the heat was unbearable in the desert.
What genre of filmmaking fascinates you as a director and which genres do you prefer to work on?
How can cinema change the world and have an impact on society?
Cinema is the world and society.
What is your next film project as a director?
I will become homeless, walker of concrete.