”We are living in a time where many people are asking themselves, what is truly important, both in my own life and in the life of the planet. Many of the rules and structures that shape our international community are outdated and harmful, and still many of us feel powerless to change them because we don´t have political or economic power.
I think the first step towards creating a better world is maybe to change the way we look at it. What if we see the planet as a living being, what if we see our own life as an animal, uncaged and curious. What if we stop listening to what everyone is telling us to do, and start listening to our own inner voice – maybe things are not as locked and closed as we fear. Maybe we can take back the magic of our own story, and live as free beings on a free planet. Maybe we can find ways to help each other, and invent a new system that secures everyone´s safety and freedom, including the animals and plants and the planet itself. Life is meant to be an adventure, not a measure of success or status. Make sure you´re living your own story, and creating the world you want to live in. And don´t let anything stop you.”
-The Musical Slave
MUSICIAN AND FILMMAKER
THE MUSICAL SLAVE
Up Your Hole Productions
Up Your Hole Productions was founded by Kristin Vollset in 2013. This was marked by the release of the musical street film, "Cold Wind Blowing". Since then the company has produced several short films that blend the genres of documentary, fiction and musical.
Up Your Hole Productions aims to make films that show both the rawness and magic of life. We want to create a new form of storytelling, interweaving film, music and poetry in unexpected ways, and combining both social and magical realism.
In 2017, our short musical film, "No Plan - a song about a horse yard in Dublin", won the award for best short documentary at the IFI´s Documentary Film Festival in Ireland. And "They can´t stop you" won the award for best music video at Bergen International Film Festival, in Norway in 2020.
Our upcoming short film, "Robin in the Hood", is also based around the urban horse culture in Dublin, and is currently in post-production. The feature documentary, "Horses & Cars", is also underway.
We hope our films can inspire people to recognise their own power and see the value and beauty of everyday life.