Marionettes: A Tale in Three Parts, is an artistic short film that tells of three characters: Sebastian, Zephyr and Desiree. These three are all very different, yet have one vital thing in common, they are lonely. Following a normal week in each of their lives, we explore the psychological issues each are going through, visually represented by their alter-ego puppet symbolising them. Each go through a breakdown moment, followed by a resolve to change their ways. The story comes full circle when each of the three characters meet in bizarre and serendipitous circumstances, whereas before they wouldn’t have noticed each other, now they relish the company and are able to regain control. This is symbolised in the act of watching their own ‘alter-ego’ puppet show!
This film is part of our third year student module 'Cinematic Practices' at UWE.