Design and art direction on ‘Dunes’ short poetry film

Dunes was a personal project and collaboration, working with artist and filmmaker Jo Lane, as well as using the poetry of Anna Tuck and the music of Joe Crofton. We shot and edited the whole film in 48 hours, with a couple of minor edits since.

Using the energy of a Kino film challenge to fuel us, Jo Lane and myself took the poem by Anna and a few ideas about the themes of change and self image and created this masked character that is seen thoughout the film. Dunes is a very though provoking poem about how we see ourselves as we grow older. Do we like the lines and creases that age brings or do we hide from them?

I think we did a pretty good job of bring the poem to life, visually, and both the poet and musician were very happy with the final result.