Swiss Filmmaker Comes to NY, Films Over Eight Days and Encapsulates Washington Square Park in Three Minute Short Film

Swiss filmmaker Rolf Hellat came to New York last month and created this 3 minute and 23 second short film capturing “wonderful moment in Washington Square Park.”

When I asked Hellat if he set out to do this or the idea came to him as he spent time in the park, he said, “In the beginning, I planned to shoot a documentary on performers in the New Yorker subway, but when roaming around in New York I liked the Washington Square Park much more and loved the energy and ambience there, so I decided to document it for 8 days. In the editing room I found the final structure then.”

He got me at the squirrel in the first 16 seconds!

Via his site:

A musical short film on a piano player and the beautiful moments of daily life around him in Washington Square Park New York.

Piano Player: Colin Huggins
Music Composer: Rachmaninoff, Debussy
Director, DoP, Editor: Rolf Hellat

Short Film by Rolf Hellat

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