Sunday, May 12, 2013

Desert Dreams | A Short Documentary

A film created without narration or people, Desert Dreams lets viewers experience the Sonoran Desert from the inside out. This immersive 52-minute production focuses on beauty and biodiversity followed through a cycle of five seasons: Dry Summer, Wet Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Spring.

Long-time resident of Tucson, Arizona, Producer-Director-Cinematographer Thomas Wiewandt blends HD video and time-lapse imagery captured over the past 4 years with stills compiled over 3 decades. And the supporting sound track combines natural sounds with a kaleidoscope of flute and percussion vignettes by Gary Stroutsos.

After a full year of editing, Desert Dreams has brought 182 species of plants and animals to life. Its big-screen debut in Tucson, Arizona is scheduled for May 19, 2013 at the historic Fox Theatre.

Video Trailer for DESERT DREAMS from Wild Horizons® on Vimeo.


  1. That looks stunning (except for the tarantula at the end). I hope those of up here can see it somehow, sometime. And here everyone says we don't have 4 seasons here...that's because we have 5.

  2. I know. I don't think I've seen anything more visually perfect. Nothing this good can go without being spread around. I'm sure at some point it'll be available in the Phoenix area.