"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children"
Four Feathers Film was founded in the spirit of sustainability. The name is inspired by the feathers that are found beneath or around the medicine wheel of the native american tribes. The number four represents the four cardinal directions: north, east, south and west, but also the four seasons of the year or the four stages of human life and the four elements of life: earth, water, wind and fire. The logo also represents the viewfinder of a camera.
I have chosen this image – four feathers – to honor or point to a human tradition that deeply values the connection to the earth.
The feather is a symbol of fragility and power, of lightness and fleeting passages – freedom and inspiration. The feather was once used for writing.
Because cinema deals with images, symbols and emotions and is in itself a fleeting art form, the feather seems to be the right companion.
As for now, Four Feathers Film focusses thematically on stories surrounding sustainability as well as women driven stories.
Although this focus exists, a great story is one to be told, so there should be no limitations.
Natascha Cartolaro holds a Bachelor of Arts in Film & Video from the University of the Arts, London. She completed her Bachelor with a specialisation in cinematography. She then concentrated on the art of editing, completing a Masters in film at the University of the Arts in Zurich with the immersion: "Narration, Montage". Documentary films and storytelling has been her main focus.
Please send me a request if you would like to represent your work or project through a short film in a documentary fashion. Complete production services offered.
Auszeichnungen / Preise
2017 Nominierung Bester Dokumentarfilm, Schweizer Filmpreis – Das Leben Drehen
2017 Bester Schnitt, Manchester Filmfestival – Das Leben Drehen
2016 Zürcher Filmpreis "Succès Zürich" – Das Leben Drehen
2016 Basler Filmförderpreis – Das Leben Drehen
2016 Nominierung First Steps Award – Das Leben Drehen
2016 Prix de Soleure, Solothurner Filmtage, CH – Das Leben Drehen
2014 Best documentary (category DOCU/RIGHT), DOCUDAYS UA in Kiew, Ukraine – Ma Na Sapna
2013 Alexis Victor Thalberg Preis (Bester Dokumentarfilm), Zürich – Ma Na Sapna
2013 Nominierung First Steps Award, Berlin – Ma Na Sapna
2012 Bester Schnitt, Swikos Kurzfilmfestival, Basel – Girl & Boy on the Rocks