A Circle in the Desert
A unique Award-winning Feature Length Documentary Film from David P. Crews
Winner of 41 national and international Awards, including:
• Best Feature Documentary • Best Cinematography • Best Original Score •
• Best Inspirational Film • Best Nature Film • Best Film Essay •
• Scriptwriting • Best Editing •
Los Angeles - Chicago - New York - Toronto - London - Berlin - Rome -
Milan - Reims - Madrid - Melbourne - Tokyo - Las Vegas - Honolulu
Deepening his lifelong relationship with this beautiful and mysterious landscape, David undertakes a spirit quest, seeking a Vision from the high desert–a shamanic venture to touch the ineffable and pursue human meaning in the grand sandstone wilderness and vast desert landscapes of the American West. Powerful answers to such a quest can be elusive. When they are bestowed, they often appear in unexpected forms.
Through engaging narrative, photography, poetry, animation, and with a philosophical view of his own place in the cosmos, David explores the many ways the desert affects him as he leads us into magical and sublime sanctuaries within this spectacular place on planet Earth.
This stunning visual journey is enhanced with another “character” in the story: David’s full symphony music score. He has received multiple awards for his past documentary and nature film scores. The 85 minutes of lyrical and emotional music for this film was in composition and recording for eight months and features the BBC Symphony Orchestra Pro from London's Spitfire Audio, Embertone's Joshua Bell Solo Stradivarius Violin, Spitfire’s Eric Whitacre Choir, and Pianoteq's Steinway piano, among other instruments.
Along with numerous other awards, this filmscore has now won eight different awards for BEST ORIGINAL SCORE, with WINS from London, Milan, Las Vegas, and California.
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"It's very gratifying for me to see the final version of my passion project
after two and a half years of singular and concentrated filmmaking!
Thanks for your interest in my film!"
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A Circle in the Desert!
“A Circle in the Desert is a joyful, inspiring, and introspective visual, musical,
and spiritually-seeking experience in one of the most amazing places on our planet.” – David Crews
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"My intention, then, was to sing this song. Relate this story. Speak these poems. Take others with me on this journey and, perhaps, inspire or teach or show an open doorway that may otherwise remain unseen. If nothing else, I hope to inspire people with that incredible and fragile landscape of the high desert with all its amazing formations and its senses of vast space and infinite time."
- Joseph Campbell
Myths to Live By
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