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Tired of Swimming

2012 // Drama, Short Film, Student Film, Stop Motion

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Dir: Anna Eijsbouts


What is the film about?

An old man is torn between the lingering presence of his dead wife, a fish in a jar and the reality of his lonely existence.

A little background information...

It started out as a film about Alzheimers. Then it met another film about a man who buried his fish in a toilet bowl. Together they walked and ran into some childhood trauma’s of death.

How was the film made?

It’s mostly pretty straight forward stop-motion. Some shots were done outside, and since people keep asking: the water is hair gel.

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@lewisheriz @skwigly That first time you see it move is such a buzz and then you add sound and it just enters a whole new stratosphere.
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@themooks @skwigly I know it's kind of obvious, but I used to see it as 'important but secondary'. I don't see it as secondary any more.
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@lewisheriz @skwigly Sound does bring it to life.
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