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Deep Playa Sunrise

Directed by Josh Yeo

Short Narrative
United States | 13 min | 2016

Deep Playa Sunrise is one of the only fictional stories ever allowed to film at Burning Man. On the surface, this simple tale follows a profoundly deaf combat vet, as he searches the festival for hearing-aid batteries.

Underneath however, Deep Playa Sunrise, is an attempt to describe the intimate side of Burning Man and unearth some of the very real magic that people encounter once a year. **Deep Playa Sunrise was approved by Burning Man’s governing body, Black Rock City, LLC.

Deep Playa Sunrise - poster

Deep Playa Sunrise - Josh YeoJosh Yeo
Director, Producer, Writer

Josh grew up in Los Olivos, California, just over the hill from Santa Barbara. Before the wine tasting days, it was a peaceful forgotten town, tractors would kick up dust from the avocado farms, horses ranged freely and the sun glimmered gold on the hills in the surrounding valley.

Film Information

Director: Josh Yeo
Country: United States
Year: 2016
Language: English
Runtime: 13 min


Associate Producers: Emily Gagen, Anna Kruer, Dustin Puttuck
Executive Producer: Josh Yeo, Seth Bunting
Co-Producer: Kris Kish, Arin Pitcher, Christopher Pitcher
Cinematographer/DP: Dillion Schroer 
Assistant Director:
 Dustin Puttuck  
Additional Photography:
  Michael G. Beach, Brian McAllister, Galen Oakes, Josh Yeo

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