Screened at the 2012 MELBOURNE INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL
In Chris Kridler’s short documentary “Hourglass,” sand sculptors battle the weather and the clock to produce the Art of Sand festival, all for a fleeting but dazzling art that is destroyed within days of its creation.
With time-lapse sequences, documentary footage and interviews with the organizers and artists, “Hourglass” takes a fast-paced look at the effort and inspiration that go into building sand sculptures – and the eye-popping moments it takes to tear them down. The 22-minute film is directed and narrated by Florida filmmaker Chris Kridler.
Chris Kridler is an award-winning writer, photographer and storm chaser who documents storms at SkyDiary.com and whose books, blog, video and photos are featured at ChrisKridler.com. As a journalist, she’s covered a variety of topics, from space to lifestyles, and was a longtime columnist for Florida Today. Chris’ photographs have appeared in several magazines and books, including the covers of The Journal of Meteorology, the book Winderful, and Wallace and Hobbs’ Atmospheric Science textbook. She was recently featured in Popular Photography. Her short film “Chasing Reality” won the best documentary award at the Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival in Florida in 2011; she won best animation in 2013 with “The Chase.” She has been interviewed in various media, from periodicals and TV shows to “American Variety Radio” on public radio. She is the author of Funnel Vision and Tornado Pinball, storm-chasing adventure novels known as the Storm Seekers series. Learn more