This is a story about two sisters, both plagued with the same demons.[Trigger Warning: flashing images and potentially sensitive content]
I wanted to address the topic of suicide in an unconventional way, and perhaps offer a perspective that not everyone might consider. Often times, people who fight suicidal thoughts or tendencies are at war with themselves and their inner demons. They can be so friendly, enticing, and even welcoming. When the world doesn’t understand you, maybe those voices in your head do. This video is meant to alarm you, and explain in an abstract way that those inner demons are not to be trusted.
As far as the actual filming for the project is concerned, I had my fair share of problems with it! I was missing crucial video evidence, that I had to fill in with flashbacks, memories, and interesting camera techniques that I did manage to capture. I had fun playing around with both natural and artificial lighting, and editing filters and effects in Adobe Premiere, though I’m sure the overall coherency of the film suffered to some degree. However, I wanted to leave the ending relatively abstract, using techniques like hyper cinema and overlayed videos to imply lots of things happening at once, both inside and outside the character’s mind.
Hopefully, this will help to provide an overlooked perspective on the subject of suicide.