If you are still awake by the end of this eight-hour long movie, then the creators probably didn’t do their jobs properly.
The film Baa Baa Land
, which (if you couldn’t tell) is a play on Hollywood hit La La Land
but has no relation whatsoever, and has no actors, dialogue or storyline, just hours and hours of sheep in slow-motion
Self-dubbed as “the dullest movie ever made”, the purpose of this piece is to literally make people fall asleep. It was produced by Calm.com
, a website based in the U.S. that is aimed to help people, well, keep calm and relax.
Baa Baa Land
executive producer and Calm co-founder Alex Tew wants it to be the ultimate cure for insomnia
. The team based the movie on another feature on the website that offers audio bedtime stories for adults.
So, this is like a version of it but in video form. And if you really think about it, it’s kind of like counting sheep right before your eyes.
Michael Acton Smith, another co-founder of Calm.com and co-executive producer of Baa Baa Land
told The Toronto Star
that his company’s mission is to make people happier and healthier by making them more calm, and they’re constantly finding ways to do that.
“We all know how addicted everyone is to Netflix and YouTube, and we thought, wouldn’t be cool to create one of the world’s most relaxing films – an eight-hour epic just focused on sheep,” he said.
And apparently, people are starting to be more interested in slow cinema, which is a style of filmmaking that involves long takes and very little dialogue. Slow cinema was first championed by Andy Warhol in his 1964 film, Empire
, which similarly features eight hours of slow-motion shots of the Empire State Building.
But seriously though, who can sit through eight hours of slow-motion visuals, let alone with no people or dialogue?!
If you want to give it a shot, here’s a five-minute version of the eight-hour long Baa Baa Land
Have you fallen asleep yet?