The Real You

Running Time: 2:47

This film was inspired by a science experiment the filmmaker saw on YouTube. In the experiment oil was mixed with mercury, resulting in a hypnotizing liquid effect.  The filmmaker decided to mimic the effect by dropping black ink into a glass of water and filming it at close range. Once she had filmed the ink and water she began to think of the symbolism attached to the imagery.  Soon an idea had formed around toxic behaviours and seeping negativity in one’s life.  From a simple science experiment the filmmaker was able to communicate a symbolic message about transforming despair into hope.