Published on Mar 12, 2013
A short film about love lost and the hole it leaves behind. Emily wanders the places of bygone memory with her camera trying to recapture the memories that seem just out of reach. The places are like photos, disjointed and divided, as she takes her own picture again and again, trying to find what was making her so happy in those other photos...
Featuring Emily Lucienne 'Dry' was shot on location in London, and is the first film produced under the Strange Day Films banner.
Shot with Lomo Anamorphic lenses on Fuji 16mm, 'Dry' is an exploration of loneliness in the urban environment. Inspired by the work of Tsai Ming Liang and Victor Erice, 'Dry' is the result of a fascination with telling stories more through visual imagery and mood than classical plot exposition. In the same way that still photography can contain a story even within the scope of a single photograph and meanings can only become clear in hindsight, we travel through the locations of the film as if flipping through a photo album or sightseeing through our own memories.
'Dry' premiered in the 'Re-Assurance of Architecture' section of the London Short Film Festival 2012 and since then has screened at a variety of venues including the Vibe Gallery and 93 Feet East.
Director of Photography: Yosuke Kato
Camera Operator: Manuel Sa
Camera Assistant: Elly Nakajima
Costume Designer: Charmaine Parram
Sound Recordist: James White
Editor: Ming-Ying Lin
Sound & Music: Luming Lu
Production Manager: Emily Lomasney
1st AD: Jenny Lu
Production Assistant: Ivo MacGreevy
Produced by Nic Wassell & Jenny Lu
Written and Directed by Nic Wassell
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