in the woods (2021)
Log line: A man goes deep into the woods to bury an undead body to recover from a recent personal tragedy.
My sound design for this short was heavily inspired by Jean-Marc Vallée and Ai Ling Lee's work on Wild (2014). Both are stories about working through emotional trauma with nature as a catalyst, and I wanted to bring the sonic ideas from Wild to help tell this story. I worked closely with director starting in the edit to make sure the picture lock would be compatible with the ideas I had for sound, such as having ambiences extend over flashback cuts.
Watch the complete film here.