It’s slow, it’s boring. It’s just what the doctor ordered if you aren’t sleeping
The makers of “Baa Baa Land,” an eight-hour sheep film, hope it is the dullest movie ever made.
It’s an eight-hour slow-motion film with no plot, dialogue or actors — a contemplative epic, entirely starring ... sheep.
“Baa Baa Land” is slated for a red-carpet premiere and global webcast in September.
The American-financed, British-made film will premiere at the Prince Charles Cinema in London’s West End on the same date, yet to be announced, that Calm.com, the California-based meditation app that produced it, premieres it online for a global audience.
“It’s better than any sleeping pill – the ultimate insomnia cure,” says Alex Tew, Baa Baa Land’s executive producer and co-founder of Calm.
For those who lack the time to watch the entire film, an 86-second trailer available on YouTube gives a taste, while a voiceover explains its rationale:
“In a world of constant stress and information overload, of anxious days and restless nights ... comes the chance at last ... to pause ... to breathe ... to calm our racing minds and fretful souls... to sit and stare ... at sheep.
“Baa Baa Land is the first screen epic entirely starring sheep. A cast of hundreds... all of them sheep. Count them if you can – but don’t stress if you can’t. Sit back, wind down, drift off ... to sheep.”
Baa Baa Land has no car-chases, or star names. All it has is sheep and fields.
Long, loving takes – some up to an hour long – show the sheep, standing around in fields, doing very little.
The cast of "Baa Baa Land" is nothing but sheep. They don’t do much and that’s the point.