Aging to the beat of their own drums – from one to 100 years old. This short video captivated my attention and kept it. A parade of individuals that shows that we are indeed individuals of various shapes, sizes, colours, and personalities.
An extraordinarily simple premise deftly executed, this video arranges a diverse group of 100 people in ascending order from age one to 100. With a snare drum to mark the progression, the resulting short film, People in Order: Age, is imbued with humour and humanity. In the words of the filmmakers, the project is ‘like a list of government statistics where the citizens have broken out from behind the figures on the page. The people on the screen stop us from seeing them as numbers. Even in single-second bursts there are worlds of personality stretching out in front of us.’
Directors: Lenka Clayton, James Price