A fever dream about fatherhood
The Morning of Everything is a fever dream about fatherhood. Shot on Black Betty (a one-of-a-kind 16mm digital cinema camera) and starring real-life father and son Jeff and Leo Stern, The Morning of Everything is a lyrical short film in which a father envisions the world through the eyes of his three year-old son. As the boy traverses strangely beautiful and increasingly dangerous lands in search of his lost owl, the father drifts deep into a fever dream, confusing his identity with the boy’s, the owl’s, and his own younger self. The Morning of Everything is a meditation on growing up, being young, pushing things too far and pulling them close again. But most of all, it is a story about a father and a son.