Included within Short Film Block
Veterans & The Arts
Deep Playa Sunrise
Directed by Josh Yeo
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.
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.