In Celtic and Norse mythology, selkies – meaning ‘seal-folk’ – are beings capable of therianthropy: changing from seal to human form by shedding their skin. Emerging when the time and tides are correct, seducing or being held captive by human lovers, they are similar to their cousins the ‘kelpies’ and ‘finfolk’. Our composite shape-shifting water siren emerges from her underwater world to ours, casting her spell of seductive and violent dance. Is it love and desire, or appetite and malice? Soon a fleeting wisp, she returns to the aquatic depths, leaving only our quickened pulse and vacant stare.
BEST SHORT FILM: Buenos Aires International Film Festival, Hermetic International Film Festival
DIRECTOR / WRITER / PRODUCER / EDITOR / CASTING ADAM CARR SELKIE EPHYRA ANA SELKIE ON THE BEACH TREE CARR
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY PETER GEORGALLOU / PRODUCTION DESIGN BEATTIE HARTLEY / COMPOSER MIKE LINDSAY / COSTUME DESIGNER JIVOMIR DOMOUSTCHIEV / 1ST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR ALEXA PEARSON / MOVEMENT DIRECTOR TED ROGERS / LIGHTING SIMON PAUL / 1ST ASSISTANT CAMERA / CLAPPER GAVIN BRABANT / 2ND ASSISTANT CAMERA BEN DRIFTWOOD / GAFFER ROBIN BRIGHAM / SELKIE CONCEPT DIRECTOR JAMIE BULL / HAIR AND MAKE-UP OLIVIA COCHRANE / PROSTHETICS EMMA WARREN / WARDROBE TREE CARR / VFX COLOURIST GULLY / SOUND RECORDIST / DESIGN / MIX GEOFFREY PAPIN / ADDITIONAL VFX LUIS CARLOS SANTANA / PRODUCTION ASSISTANT / RUNNER SEAN GOLDRING / TITLE DESIGN TROPIC COLOUR