theo is on a quest.
when his mother succumbs to a long illness and dies he finds among her belongings a bit of film that has his father in it, as a young man. it’s from around the time soon after theo was born and his father looks happy. really happy and a little in love. maybe a lot. with the person behind the camera, it’s totally obvious. only, in the film is also his mother. so whoever is behind that camera is not his mother.
theo is more than a little intrigued. he lost his dad when he was only about ten, in an accident that may not have been an accident, and so he never really got to know him. now he wants to get to know him. so he sets out to find the person behind the camera.
his search leads him from his mother’s boyfriend to his mother’s boyfriend’s ex wife to his mother’s boyfriend’s ex wife’s former lover back to his mother’s boyfriend’s ex wife’s friend to the man who should know who was behind that camera: george walter.
george lives high up in the mountains, as remote as he could get. he was a bit famous once, around ten years ago, but since then he’s been a recluse, he doesn’t have a mobile, he doesn’t do facebook, he isn’t online.
when theo meets george something happens. because george was the man behind the camera. and he was in love with theo’s dad, very much. and he also, though he probably isn’t, feels responsible for theo’s dad’s death. so what he sees in theo is more than just his first, maybe his only love’s son. and what theo sees in george is more than a route to his dad.
as the two men spend time together on the mountain, they of course get to know each other. but even more than that, they get to know themselves...
banner image from our footage, shot on location in safiental, switzerland