Blazer: In Production

Rocky’s Blazer is a retelling of how one of the most extraordinary photographs came to be. Inspired by real events.

Blazer, starring Justin King, currently in production

Blazer, starring Justin King, currently in production

 
On the Fourth of July, in the city of San Francisco (United States), a Postal Service vehicle operator, having covered his friend’s graveyard shift as a favor, leaves the Post Office in which he is employed. In the stretch between that moment and dusk of the following day, ten or twelve hours later, he spontaneously and accidentally captures the greatest photographic moment of all time.
 

With Blazer, Rocky has unrolled traditional cinema into the three-dimensional physical space.

The aim of this photo-novel is to lay out, in sequential order, the tangential tale leading up to that moment. Justin’s Chevy Blazer becomes an innocent bystander for one of the greatest shots ever taken.

Moonlight meets the museum.
On set in the San Francisco Bay Area

On set in the San Francisco Bay Area

 
With Blazer, Rocky has unrolled cinema into the three-dimensional physical space. For the movie to be watched, the audience must walk from image to image. Composed of 100 large-format photographs which are displayed in sequence on several connecting walls, living movement brings the story to life.
 
Example of a Walk-Through Movie installation.

Example of a Walk-Through Movie installation.

Rocky is questioning the very definition of what a movie is: his photographs use actors, scripts, and a sequence of images. The main difference between his non-motion pictures and traditional motion pictures is the rate at which they are watched. Instead of 24 frames a second, his films are intended to be watched at 1 frame every 10 seconds.

Instead of taking the museum-goer to the red carpet, Rocky is taking the red carpet to the museum. Larger than life photographs of real life events will encircle and pull the viewer through the show. Ultimately, each museum-goer has control over the pace and sequence of the narrative, creating an emotional experience like no other.