BORN IN BATTLE
STILL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR SHORT FEATURE FILM
CLIENT: YangZoom Films
DIRECTOR: Yangzom Brauen
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Alexa Ihrt
PRODUCER: Nadia Fares, Yangzom Brauen
COSTUME DESIGN: Heike Fademrecht
STILL PHOTOGRAPHY: Martin Nicholas Kunz
“Born in Battle” by Yangzom Brauen tells the story of Oneka, a former twelve year old child soldier who has escaped the clutches of his rebel masters. In order to survive his past he escapes into his own fantasy, a world far away from his nightmarish present. The life he seeks fades the tighter he grips. Fantasy twists back to reality and when he stands in front of his parents and sister, he has to make a choice—life, death, and the path that decision will take him.
A field area of Lompoc, north of Santa Barbara was transformed into an African village. Photographer Martin Nicholas Kunz captured the Californian sun and turned it into a magic African light.