5 minute excerpt from the 28 minute film.
At its base, Another Song About the Sea is the tale of a factual, record-setting deep-sea dive from 1930 by William Beebe and Otis Barton. They devised a vehicle that attempted to descend one half mile into the ocean. They became the first human beings to directly observe living bioluminescent deep-sea creatures. By referencing Tarkovski’s psychogeographic dreamscapes, Goddard’s observational wit and Brakhage’s inner vision. My interpretation of the story quickly diverges from fact. I reimagine the protagonists as a dysfunctional couple trapped in a stalled domestic relationship. The characters descent into the abyss becomes a metaphor for attempting to define the void within themselves.
Porto Film Festival, Porto, Portugal
London Underground Film Festival, London, England
Porto Film Fest, Portugal
Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL
Nightingale Theater, Chicago, IL
West Virginia Mountaineer Festival, Morgantown, WV
Athens FIlm Festival, Athens, OH
Wisconsin Film Festival, Madison, WI
Trenton Film Festival, Trenton, NJ