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What is home and where is it? 


In this idyllic meditation on the concept of home, two boyfriends wander beaches near New York City, finding shade under crude shelters they build from driftwood.

FORT is a short, experimental process film documenting beach trips taken by co-directors Craig Hunter and Ryan Harman. They build forts with sheets, rubber bands, and driftwood scavenged from the shore. These temporary shelters become an oasis for sunbathing, relaxing, and listening to music together. FORT deliberately subverts and disregards both chronology and geography to focus on the very process of constructing a beach fort.

Thematically, FORT engages process, craft, nature, labor, transience and a relationship in both its subject matter and formal filmmaking approach.