BRAVÒ partnered up with global video channel NOWNESS to produce a short film about the kaihōgyō, a pilgrimage lasting 1000 days performed by the Tendai Buddhists monks of Mount Hiei, Japan in order to achieve enlightment. The film, directed by Ivan Olita as an installment for Nowness’ Endurance test series gives the audiences an unprecedented access into these incredible human beings and the teachings they live by to complete the training which would rank among the most demanding physical and mental challenges in the world. Only 46 men have completed the 1000 day pilgrimage since 1885.
Exclusively premiered on NOWNESS: https://www.nowness.com/series/endurance-test/the-1000-days-ivan-olita
Featured on Director’s Notes: http://directorsnotes.com/2017/08/02/ivan-olita-the-1000-days/
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BRAVÒ is a multidisciplinary team of creatives, lead by Ivan Olita, specialized in developing films for both editorial and commercial outlets. Drawing upon the better aspects of both worlds, we combine commercial accessibility with editorial experimentalism and bend toward form-discovery. The vision is defined by a tailor-made approach providing media-friendly assets ranging from documentaries to commercials, branded content and fashion campaigns.