"The Last Dream" was created to the music of Valtari, from Sigur Ros's new album. Though not originally intended for entry into the "Valtari Film Competition", the images and storyline for this film came to mind the moment I heard this song. Sigur Ros's music has been inspirational to me. This film contains stock footage shot by myself at this year's Cheyenne County Fair, and home video footage from when I was 3-7 years old. I used Final Cut Express to edit and cut the footage and set it to the track "Valtari."

This film tells the story of a young girl who is dying. As she transitions from this world to whatever comes after, she catches a glimpse of the future. She sees her friends and the life she will never experience. She can see and hear them, but they have no knowledge of her presence. She no longer exists; she has no voice, no body, and no mind (though she desperately tries to cling those illusions). Confused, alone, and dying, she wanders through the mysterious fairground, observing her friends and wondering what it would have been like to grow up with them. As she slips further into the next world, she hears her mother calling for her to return, but the little girl has no choice but to move on to the next world...

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