David Findlay's new Film Air

A moving look at a touchless world

November 24, 2020

David Findlay's new Film Air

David Findlay's work focuses on exploring human behaviour.  His new film Air examines how humans still connect in our new Covid world. 

Findlay is known for his ability to straddle the line between fiction and documentary through an empathetic lens. Air is his love letter to human connection, looking at the emotional resonance of random instances of connection minus actual physical contact. By examining seemingly odd gestures, he reframes the concept of adaptability to craft an anthem that artfully pays tribute to the resilience of the human spirit by translating its idiosyncratic poetry through the language of cinema.


"The idea originated from seeing over and over the awkwardness of physical greetings now that we cannot touch. The idea came together when I made the realization that people really emphasized, either with their body language or through their gaze, the meaning or nature of whichever greeting or physical action they were partaking in. For example, the reason for shaking hands at the end of a soccer game is to convey respect for your opponent, win or lose. But when we cannot touch the significance and the desire to transmit that sentiment is overemphasized in lieu of physical contact, and actually makes us reflect on the original meaning of such a custom in the first place. I thought that was beautiful, and I felt inspired to share that observation." - David Findlay. 


Directed by: @dw.findlay
Produced by: @joaquinc
Executive Producers: @sultanmaf, @evanmlandry
Co-Producers: @neelgupta, @arielhokjaer
Production: @asymetric.tv, @filmsupply
Cinematographer: @farhadghaderi_
Production Designer: @killdear
Editor: @heyitsalexfarah
Sound Designer: @mitchmakesmovies
Mix: @osoaudio
Colourist: @sgllng 
Directed by David Findlay 
Produced by Joaquin Cardoner
Executive Producers: Sultan Al Saud, Evan Landry
Co-Producers: Neel Gupta, Ariel Ho Kjaer 
Production: Asymetric & Filmsupply Films
Cinematographer: Farhad Ghaderi
Production Designer: Charlie Hannah
Editor: Alexander Farah
Sound Designer: Mitchell Allen
Mix: OSO
Music: La Femme 
Colourist: Sam Gilling 
Associate Producers: Michael Kuna, Charles Said-Vassallo