THE SPIRITS DIARY
Experimental film / HD, DCP / 81´
Emotions,are like brandy. Always cooking, burning. Waiting to be distilled.
Mario Haber (aka Eric Maria Strom) was a modern-day alchemist: a professional sound engineer who illegaly distilled spirits in his basement, a sort of sanctuary where he used to invite his friends and occasional lovers to taste and enjoy his home made brandy. For over a decade, Mario recorded conversations taking place around the house and the fermenter, until the day he himself turned into a spirit. The Spirits Diary is a later day visual reconstruction of those original audio recordings, a film you need ”to see with your ears”.
Mario Haber (1963 – 2014) was an underground artist, sound mixer and a dedicated homemade grappa maker from Samobor. He collaborated with Damir Čučić on six of his films as co-writer and location sound engineer. He is the author of several art performances and exhibitions. He was the first vibrator maker in ex-Yugoslavia. He never payed taxes. He lived and died as a snobartist and DJ.
Damir Čučić, Mario Haber, Boris Poljak
Director of Photography
Sound desing / mix
Martin Semenčić, Mario Haber
Marija Ratković Vidaković, Kradljivac Konja, Matko Burić
Hrvatski filmski savez (2011.-2014. godine)