It’s slow, it’s bor­ing. It’s just what the doc­tor or­dered if you aren’t sleep­ing

The Hamilton Spectator - - HEALTH -

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.

COUR­TESY BAA BAA LAND

The cast of "Baa Baa Land" is noth­ing but sheep. They don’t do much and that’s the point.

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