Weightlessly, life moves through dark infinity, a mystical space without threat. The dance embodies the beauty of nature, appears innocent. But as suddenly as it arises, it becomes vulnerable and physical – life is suffocated by dead matter. Plastic. Reality. An estimated 5 – 12 million tons of plastic waste reach our oceans every year. – Where does it come from? Where is it going? What remains? These and other questions are posed by the short film Watermorphosis. Abstractly staged, based on facts, it forms an image, a feeling, a thought – open to interpretations and dreams.
Do not sing to me, my beauty is an artistic music video in which film and classical music are reinforcing each other. With the sounds of ‘Ne poj krasavitsa pri mne’, from the composer Sergei Rachmaninoff, the music video revolves around the genesis of a young woman. She shares in her singing the painful and beautiful memories of the hidden sides of her personality. Inspired by the psychology of Carl Gustav Jung, this music video shows the contrasts between the persona and the shadow. The mask for the outside world and the hidden aspect of the personality are reflected in a melancholic way in a wealth of water, green leaves, red hair and a white skin.
Brad Hansen was born in Portland, OR. He is a director & editor who graduated from DePaul University with a BS in Digital Cinema. He currently lives in Los Angeles, CA where he works as a freelance videographer, editor, and director.
Ryan Moran is a graduate of DePaul University’s School of Cinematic Arts and Driehaus School of Business. He has produced a variety of both short and feature films and now resides in Los Angeles where he works in the entertainment industry.
As a young adult, keeping up with sports comes second to school and work. This is why a year ago I made the conscious effort to get back into one of my favorite activities, water polo. Going back to a sport can be a depressing and often humiliating process. I approached Ryan with the idea of this film soon after I realize how far off the horse I had fallen. This is how we came up with the idea of ‘GET BACK.’
Though the story presented in this short is true, it ultimately is not a story about water polo. Get Back is about the physical journey one must take in order to jump back on the proverbial horse.
Ryan, my co-director, was the one person who went on this trek with me. We went on this journey together, we made the film together. Whether it is a pastime, hobby, or sport everyone can relate to growing distant to something. We all have something we hope to one day reclaim. It is just about finding the time and persevering.
Unsatisfied with his life, Bryan must combat himself to achieve his goal of getting back into his forgotten passion of playing water polo.
Runtime:3 minutes 24 seconds
Completion Date:May 4, 2018
Country of Origin:United States
Country of Filming:United States
Jasper Savage (b.1989) is from Toronto, Canada. Her father is a Director of Photography and mother a novice photographer. She was taught the language of light and composition at a very young age; the camera being an extension of her family. Graduating from photography at Sheridan College in 2009, Jasper has since become an IATSE stills member in 2014. Her success in portraiture and storytelling has lead to a shift in her focus from stills to motion. “Jessica Jessica” is her first completed short film, “Nobody’s Home” being her first music video. She is currently in development of her first feature.
When first listening to this song, the need to dance and be free was so obvious but there was also this very haunting feeling that not all was just that. I wanted this video to create a sense of freedom within a world of confinement.