– Antonio Santos, alias 'Statikman'
HOW TO CREW is a series of 8 episodes by VICE & Grant's whisky, aiming to unearth new ways to be there for a friend. From helping them through a break up to how to dress better, HOW TO CREW is meant to be the ultimate guide to being a better a mate. In each episode, a local host meets an unexpected expert to re-think about some of life's most asked questions.
I've been selected to direct episode 3: "HOW TO HELP YOUR CREW SWITCH OFF", shot in Portugal and featuring Antonio Santos alias 'Statikman', the World record holder for motionlessness (15 hours, 2 minutes and 55 seconds).
TITLE: HOW TO HELP YOUR CREW SWITCH OFF
MY ROLE: Director
TIME OF YOUR LIFE REQUIRED: 6 Min 22 Sec
KEYWORDS: #branded #hosteddocumentary #humanstatue #portugal
There is more to Antonio that meets the eye. He is 'Statikman', entertaining the public with his unique ability to stand completely still for hours on end. He holds three Guinness World Records: Longest time standing still (15hrs), Longest time to walk 150 metres (8hrs), Longest time being still on a suspended platform (8hrs).
After burning out from working in a hospital, Antonio walked from Portugal to the South of France where he discovered mediation. On the return through Barcelona, he noticed human statue performers and had an epiphany to pair his new meditation techniques with this unusual work. Back in Lisbon he begun working as a human statue whilst simultaneously meditating and keep up his mental health.
Antonio's story speaks volumes on the power of 'now', and the importance of switching off.
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