The first film I made in a production class, aww how nostalgic!
This film is about a young woman whose husband has recently died in the military. She is in her apartment, remembering the good times, when her husband's hand's shadow appears, reaching for her. She reaches back and is pulled into the Shadow World, where she gets to dance and hold her beloved one last time before he again disappears from her. Their dance ends and the young woman must face the cold reality that she will never see her husband again. But right at the end, she looks at the light and thinks that perhaps he isn't so far away. This film is meant to honor all those who have lost their loved ones, in war or not.
Since it was made for a class, there were some strict guidelines. We were only allowed one shot that had to be one minute, with no camera movement and no dialogue. The audio track had to also be one track with no cuts or edited-in additions. Any sounds or music used in the audio had to be physically created by ourselves, but I was lucky enough to have a roommate who can play violin beautifully.
Unfortunately the class project only allowed us to give credit to ourselves, but since this is now available for the public to see I want to also thank and give credit to the following for helping make this film possible:
Nicole W., our lovely and talented protagonist
Mirza B., our handsome male shadow
Emily N., who helped tirelessly with crew work on lighting and audio
Sarah R., who played the violin beautifully for us on short notice