Why We (Sometimes) Wish Those We Love Might
Die

Commissioned by The School of Life

I worked on a project with The School of Life
to create a film about love, depth, meanings
and feelings, surrounding love. My visuals are
based on poetry by Rumi, Rilke and Brecht,
I am exploring a production process where
everything sinks, consistently, for the first
two-thirds of the film. Traditionally in
Hollywood narrative, two-thirds of the way
through a film is a scene known as a
‘campfire scene’. Taken from old Western movies,
this is the point where all actions appear to
be resolved, before the final narrative arc
kicks in, where characters sit around a
campfire. I have taken this point to signal a
reverse in action, where the first two-thirds
of the film reverse themselves, creating a
loop, and the end of the film, returns to the
beginning.

Production Credits:
Scripts and Voice Over:
Alain de Botton
Design and Production:
Sara Nesteruk
Audio and Music:
Yoni Collier


Why We (Sometimes) Wish Those We Love Might Die, 2017
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Why We (Sometimes) Wish Those We Love Might Die, 2017
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Why We (Sometimes) Wish Those We Love Might Die, 2017
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Why We (Sometimes) Wish Those We Love Might Die:
Production Work, 2017
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