Wasteland

A movie about a reluctant murderer who loses both his target and his soul in the California desert.  Shot on film with available light over many days to capture a twilight sequence that eventually dissolves into darkness.  Color and contrast trace the killer’s emotional arc.  A burnt, yellow look for the day exterior scenes suggests his initial, misguided optimism.  For twilight, the setting sun and approaching dusk lent the image an orange, purple, and finally blue cast, suggesting the killer’s slow descent into hopelessness.   Directed by Derek Sieg.