Short Film: THE SKY PULLED OVER OUR EYES, 16min., Russia, Music

Anton’s Right Here is the name of a charity supporting people with autism, founded in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in 2013. Improbable as it may sound, it has an eponymous orchestra comprised of people with autism spectrum disorders. They play music at the intersection of jazz, rock, and electronics – often called spiritual free jazz. The orchestra’s performances fall onto the audience like a wave. It rings, rattles, makes noise, fills everything around with energy. Our film is an attempt to put music on pause and look at how it is born. To observe the musicians themselves – aflutter with excitement, beautiful. To see what friendship, emotions, and silence sound like. Music is present everywhere. First filling the hall and then breaking out into the street, into the city, towards people …

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