Popehelm is a short film about a societal decline and its aftermath. Merging three distinct langauges, that of dystopic cinematic, the personal, poetic narrative, it employs an innovative use of voice to create atmospheric acoustics. Structurally, Popehelm maps a journey from a vast, empty, landscape to the intimate details of unused objects in abandoned interiors, accompanied by the monologues of three women that chart a more personal journey from loss to obsession. Ultimately, while Popehelm holds no definitive narrative, the texts, soundscape, and filming are shaped together to suggest not only the wake of unexplained calamity, but also the post-traumatic repetition of narrative that exist around such events.
Single channel film with sound, 17:03
Film and Script - Sam Jury
Narrative composition and script - Sarah Goldstein
Music and sound design - Rob Godman.
Voice Performers: Joy Jarvis and Órla Mc Govern