Life composes the tales. We simply need to pay attention. WHEN WE WERE KNIGHTS-- a brief movie by Anson Fogel-- programs why it deserves it. Which occasionally the most effective movies are the ones you really did not also laid out to make.


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Ian Flanders & Matt Space: For years Ian as well as Matt shared their usual interest for BASE leaping and also wingsuit traveling. They'll never ever reach do that last BASE dive without a parachute when they're grey and also old: Ian Flanders passed away in Turkey on 23rd July 2015.


"Well Ian, if you read this, it most likely indicates that I had a negative day. And also it possibly additionally suggests that you had numerous adhering to that day. However when you read this, it likewise indicates that you're okay……" With these words Matt Space begins his goodbye letter to his friend Ian Flanders.It's a letter

that was meant to be reviewed by Ian, in instance Matt himself passed away in a BASE leaping or wingsuit flying crash. However points really did not exercise like that. Ian never ever reached review that letter. In- stead its materials are circumnavigating the globe in the brief movie WHEN WE WERE KNIGHTS.It's a strange spin

of destiny that Matt can never ever have actually prepared for, not when he created those lines, neither when he reviewed them aloud for the very first time in public at Ian's wake, soon after his buddy passed away in a BASE leaping mishap in Turkey. Amongst those paying attention is Anson Fogel, an industrial and also docudrama filmmaker as well as buddy of Ian and also Matt."I recognized that Matt had actually created those letters.


He's created one for me, as well."Anson Fogel Touched by Matt's words, he intends to honour them in

a manner in which appears to most all-natural to him-- on movie. At this moment also he has no idea the letter might end up being a brief that would certainly get in touch with huge target markets. For him it's simply an extremely individual movie job, not an obituary for Ian, instead a homage to Ian as well as Matt's impressive relationship. Mostly a movie for individuals that had actually understood Ian. And also Matt's letter is the basis for that film.Looking back, Anson Fogel bears in mind that it was way more challenging to discover a day


to fire the meeting than to persuade Matt to review his letter once again before a cam: "Matt takes a trip regularly. However he has no anxiety of his feelings and also revealing himself. So when I asked him he really did not be reluctant." Searching for added video for the motion picture became harder: "The majority of the video footage that I made use of in the movie was GoPro video footage that they took themselves. And also most of it is from Europe-- last summertime, when they remained in Switzerland, Lauterbrunnen and also Chamonix. The very best wingsuit lines in the world.Because I have actually likewise made use of Matt and also Ian on industrial shoots as my primary feat individuals for the last 3 or 4 years I likewise had a great deal of behind the scenes video that we had actually fired on a range of various jobs. Yet along with that I needed to connect to other individuals to obtain video footage. Which took a very long time. They are all BASE jumpers, not white-collar worker being in front of a computer system. So often it would certainly be months prior to I can obtain them to send me something-- some old card on a GoPro."* Having actually accumulated a lot of video the effort starts for Anson Fogel." When I was