Mother Island 潮間共生 - Mark Jackson - 'Monsoon 季風'
Hailing from the Italian island of Sardinia, chef Michele Ruju loves two things passionately: pizza and windsurfing. Having spent over 30 years of his life on the Mediterranean island, Michele travels thousands of kilometers east and ends up on another island, Taiwan. He falls in love with the wild beauty of Taiwan’s east coast, attracted by the strong Monsoon winds which blow from October and bring powerful waves. The wind and waves are ideal for windsurfing. It is here on the Mother Island that Michele reignites his passion for pizza making, and is able to pursue his passion for windsurfing right on his doorstep. As director I tried to show Michele’s cooking as a delicate and thoughtful art in itself . I wanted to attempt to document some of the intricacies which go into the making of handmade Italian pizza. While Michele is hard at work in his pizzeria, he daydreams about being out on the Pacific, pushed by the invisible force of the wind, a feeling which he describes as ‘a spell’. At the same time I wanted to showcase the rough beauty of the Mother Island’s ragged eastern coastline, which has been carved into its current majestic state by countless typhoons, monsoons and the waves that accompany them. Director: Mark Jackson Written by: Mark Jackson and Michele Ruju Narration: Michele Ruju Camera: Mark Jackson Edit: Mark Jackson Additional Footage: Wenlin Hsiu (DSLR) Nicklas Sommerdal Bach(DSLR) Daniel Bush (Go Pro) Alberic Le Magnan (Drone) Archipelago artwork: Timothy Nathan Joel Chinese Subtitles: Yong-yi Chen Music: “Chove Chuva Lua” BARAKA KADAFU (feat GABRIEL GRAS) “Let’s de-miramar” UFA “Archipelago – mixdown version” feat ALVARO TRUGEDA (produced and mixed by ROBERT FARNON and TIENIE WESSELS) "巴豆腰" OTAKU3(三宅一生)