Sahara is a pixilated road movie with a rocking sound track, about four friends travelling through the desert, finding their bliss at Vegas’s Sahara Hotel.

super 8, colour, 3 minutes

Lisa Hayes, Lisa Cupoli, Matthew Perry, and Joseph Callaghan
Directed by Lisa Hayes

Hazy Pictures regulars, Lisa Cupoli, Joseph Callaghan, and Matthew Perry, joined forces again with Lisa Hayes to create another film for Toronto’s 4th Annual Splice This Super 8 Film Festival on the topic of “Bliss” which premiered at Bar Code in June 2001. The film was shot one frame at a time on Kodachrome Super 8 film, in Arizona and Nevada, and edited entirely in camera. It was screened double system, projected on super 8 with a the sound track on CD. The cast was prepared to record their own rendition of AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell”, but scheduling of the recording before the premier was not possible. Fortunately, the Aussie fav’s pulled through with their original rockin’ tune, which brought down the house. The film was a freestyle experimentation with bliss in every frame.


Light Plays Tricks Film Festival,
Kingston, Ontario,
October 19, 2001.

Splice This! Super 8 Film Festival,
June 2001.