Work in Progress | Animator, Director, Producer | Animated Short Film | Runtime: 03 min : 30 sec
Sound of the Sea
I developed this short film inspired by a song by the same title. While going through my divorce, I really felt connected to the woman and her isolation on this island. There were many times where I felt like disappearing, never to be heard from again. My ending illustrates the idea that perhaps this was just an internal conflict that was never acted upon, or perhaps, is the ghost of the woman who is now trapped on that island for eternity.
Song by singer/songwriter Lauren Lapointe. In her words:
I grew up in Eastern Canada...along the Bay of Fundy where we have the highest tides in the world. It's a very remote area and because we were so far from things like malls and fast food (which we thought was terrible at the time) my friends and I used to play along the wild rocky beaches (think Ireland but less green and a little more wild.) We especially loved this little island that you could only access at low tide. The game was to try and not get caught on the island when the tide came in because the tide was said to be "faster than a galloping horse" and besides, the island was said to be haunted. There was an old lighthouse on the island and apparently it used to be inhabited by a family back when people manned the lighthouses and they weren't automated. Local lore has it that the woman who lived on the island finally couldn't take the isolation and went walking along the rocks one night and was never seen again. Her ghost is said to haunt the island. I wrote this song as a tribute to this unique part of the world; part Celtic mystery, part Canadian ghost story :-)