Production Company: Blended Media
Producer / Director: Ann Truong
Composition and Sound Design: Forest Falls (Jon Forest, Lucy Rash, Jeremy Hallett)
Audio Engineering and Post-Production: Jon Forest
SOUND PITCH: Agency
The end of life, but is it the end? Or is death just a word that means you’re no longer of this earth? The exact opposite to a birthday, a ‘death anniversary’ is a traditional custom of great significance in most non-western countries. Traditionally, families that believe in ancestral worship use this time to remember the death of an ancestor on the anniversary of his or her death. The deceased ancestor is thought to return for a visit on this day. At the death anniversary, he or she is ritually greeted at the beginning of the occasion and offerings of food, money and incense is produced on the family altar.
When actor Ann Truong told us that she was in on the production on a documentary that explores and embraces how each cultural deals with death and dying, we were on board straight away. What a wonderful way to explore some deeper, human concepts using music as the language of emotion. Perfect.