…our Hollywood imagination of disaster is dominated by the blockbuster spectacle of some future, definitive event that triggers a system of collapse. In reality, the apocalypse has already begun.” - Andrew  Ross, Bird on Fire , 2011.   Valley of the Su n is a poetic look at the “future in the present”, a video album of songs about Phoenix in the Anthropocene. It features original music by Hayden Pedigo and cinematography by Christopher Beaver. Produced and Directed by Chip Lord. 2019 release.

…our Hollywood imagination of disaster is dominated by the blockbuster spectacle of some future, definitive event that triggers a system of collapse. In reality, the apocalypse has already begun.” - Andrew Ross, Bird on Fire, 2011. Valley of the Sun is a poetic look at the “future in the present”, a video album of songs about Phoenix in the Anthropocene. It features original music by Hayden Pedigo and cinematography by Christopher Beaver. Produced and Directed by Chip Lord. 2019 release.

MIAMI BEACH ELEGY is a portrait of Miami Beach, a barrier island made into tourist mecca in the 20th Century but now facing the rising sea in the 21st century. “I looked for metaphors, and many presented themselves.” - Chip Lord, 2018

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