Man from Tomorrow
Man from Tomorrow
Largely regarded as one of the techno music’s most innovative DJ/producer in the world, Jeff Mills has partnered with the French filmmaker Jacqueline Caux to create a portrait film of him and his immense perception on the future. With his spectacular poetic sound and Caux’s invasive cinematic imagery, this film is really the first of it’s kind. Since it’s debut at the auditorium of Le Louvre in February 2014, the film has been shown at major cities such as London, Berlin, Tokyo and Milan and enjoyed extremely positive feedback from media and audience. “Understanding what Man from Tomorrow could possibly mean and say to others, we greatly discussed the ways of how we could go about materializing this in a manner that detaches the subject away from normality. We wanted to show what deep thoughts, dream escapes and unconventional expressions of our future could look, sound and feel like through ever-expanding and dimensional lens of techno”. – Jeff Mills
Some time ago, Jeff Mills asked me to make a film with him. Before anything else, and even though I knew his music for two decades, it was first necessary to have a series of conversations with him in order to better identify the subjects that inspired and motivated him the most, as well as his questions and preoccupations. These conversations were even more important because, from the very beginning, we wanted to make a film that would have a certain aesthetic quality, something more than just a portrait in the strictest sense. Consequently, I wanted to be able to imagine images that would be inspired as much by his words as his music. We also agreed to only use images that wouldn’t identify the actual locations – place and time – in which we were in.
This film is a playful and visual journey intended to lead US through the music of Jeff Mills in a different way. The first part of the film is entirely without words; through a combination of music and images, it is left up to viewer’s imagination and personal projections to create meaning. It was my desire that music would replace words, in this part of the film, so that the viewer could concentrate.