Dark Water focuses on the narrative of a deep-sea environment that unexpectedly manifests in the walls of a grieving women’s suburban dwelling; an impossible, flooded inner-architecture. It explores familial trauma through the darkly surreal tale of a woman who discovers an ocean within her house. The life forms that dwell in this space are both real and a manifestation of the resident’s internal psychological state, as she comes to terms with the death of her mother. Dark Water is underscored by both a sense of human loss and contemporary concerns around habitat loss within our oceans.
At 2D Films the one thing that constantly can be stated is that we love a challenge.
Shooting in enclosed and claustrophobic spaces, working with elaborate set builds and practical lighting construction, finding motivated exposure within water-filled environments all served as a challenge and educational cinema graphic experience.
This award-winning film was a pleasure to be a part of, with the behind the scenes images giving some insight into the filming of this project and the great collaboration with some truly artistic and inspiring minds.
Writer / Director / Producer: Erin Coates & Anna Nazzari
Director of photography: Dion Borrett
Sound Editor: Glenn Martin
Composer: Cat Hope
Editor: Merlin Eden
Alexandra Nell, Zachary Drieberg
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BlackmagicCinema Camera 4K
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