A Minute from a Dream

4' 53'' / Color, B&W / Archival Footage / USA / 2021

3' 12''/Color, B&W/Digital/USA/2021


It is said that life goes in the blink of an eye. Triumphs, glories, sorrows, and regrets tie up like siamese twins in endless ballroom dance. And yet, life is that precious little moment of dreamlike state we live. With its ups and downs, life works at that moment when we wake up, still asleep, lethargic, and not quite into reality. Between its opening act and the final credits, life is made of what we don't choose more than our decisions. A Minute from a Dream is an experimental visual essay built upon found footage and old corporate reels, exploring societal dreams of romance — that drowsy elixir that fools reason and collective cliches around love, betrayal, forgotten promises, and broken hearts. What does it mean to dream about our life? Are our dreams a form of liberation, or are they deceptive devices keeping us from our true selves? To live is to dream.




A film by Camilo B. Royer
Music by Juan Ernesto Velásquez
Mixed & Mastered by Pedro Chacón Requena
Research & Production by Camilo B. Royer

The present film is an experimental work of art exploring the power of meaning in images.
Non-commercial use.
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Concept © Camilo B. Royer
Music © Juan Ernesto Velásquez


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