Dr. John Kitchin, a one-time neurologist, abruptly left a successful career in 1998, moved to Pacific Beach, and dedicated himself to exploring the nature of subjective experience... through the practice of slow-motion rollerblading.
In the years since, he's come to be known as "Slomo," and is a fixture on the Pacific Beach boardwalk. For over a decade, he's been skating, all day, every day, in his signature slow-motion style.
Some think he's crazy. Others think he's a genius. Either way, it's impossible not to be taken with Slomo's charisma and unique approach to the puzzle of existence.
We think this man's story is worth telling, so we're here on kickstarter to raise funds to complete a short documentary film about him.
We currently have some great material — interviews and skating footage — which you can preview by watching the trailer on this page. But we need more material to finish the movie.
We want to spend additional time with Slomo and talk with the other people in his life — friends, fellow neurologists, drifters — so we can tell the full story.
Your generous donations are going to fund travel expenses to San Diego for a week of shooting, gear rental — we already have a camera, but need to rent additional audio equipment, camera accessories, and pay a steadicam operator — and post-production, where we'll use animation, titles and sound design to make this story look as good as it deserves.
I'm fortunate to be working with Directory of Photography, Wynn Padula, who has shot TV episodes, commercials, and videos for clients ranging from the Discovery Channel to Chevron. He's also shot and directed a number of festival-winning films.
Please contact me with any questions.
Learn more about Slomo at http://www.iamSLOMO.com/
Thanks for the support. Take it slow, friends.
- (30 days)