FAR//FERN – An interpretation of “The Hero´s Journey” by NDZW

FAR//FERN is a visual interpretation of chosen steps from „The Hero’s Journey” formulated by Joseph Campbell.

Filmed across several locations in Vienna and Upper Austria the short film follows NDZW embarking on his own journey in search of greater understanding.

The movie is loosely based on the concept of the ”hero’s journey” popularized by Joseph Campbell in his book “The Hero with a Thousand Faces“.

Filmed across several locations in Vienna and Upper Austria, it combines two storylines. One is told through the works of NDZW – urban painter, illustrator and narrator at the same time, whereas the other one follows the artist embarking on his own actual journey in search of greater understanding of himself and his process.


About Christian Fischer:

Christian Fischer is a filmmaker based in Vienna, Austria. Together with Rabbit Eye Movement and its founder – graffiti artist Nychos, he created the street-art documentary “The Deepest Depths of the Burrow” .

His work focuses on music, urban art and is heavily influenced by skateboarding and street culture.

About NDZW:

NDZW is a Polish illustrator and urban painter currently working out of Vienna, Austria. In his current works he largely focuses on modern day visual manifestations of spirituality and the heroic ethos. His style is influenced by comic books, folklore and rough eastern block aesthetics that shaped him in his childhood.

Art by NDZW

Film by Christian Fischer

Cup modeling by Lukas Dirnbacher

Music by Down With The Gypsies – „Kassiopeia Intro“

Thanks to: Philipp Netolitzky, Ruin, Mural Harbor Linz, Stonefree Records