NORTHERN LIGHTS (2013)
Inspired by the stark contrast of light and dark, we set out to explore this concept physically and emotionally. Through the fantasy genre our imaginations were sparked while we experimented with light throughout our story.
An interesting aspect is how we managed to breathe life into an inanimate object. An Orb able to control its own light allowed us to convey a sense of personality and unique communication. By adding a playful element, we have visually emphasized that it is more than just a torch -- it is a living entity. Through the character and object interactions we set out to blur the boundaries of their roles of "guide" and "lost soul" to suggest that actually both the Man and Orb need each other to find something.
Girl - Sarah Calmus
For our mysterious girl, we wanted her to have an otherworldly vibe about her so the audience questions if she is human or not.
Cast & Crew Credits
Aimie Willemse & Leah Carroll
Director of Photography
Audio Recordist/Sound Design
Production Stills/Lighting Assistant
Guy - Joel Hewet
Joel plays the role of a person who feels completely distant from the world as well as bringing life to the orb through their interactions. The guy begins as a lonely, lost soul in the vast darkness when a light comes to guide him in his search for a companion.