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SOUND HOLDS THE DISTANCE TRAVELLED

An animated short film from the world of Splitting Borders.

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‘Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,

For I would ride with you upon the wind,

Run on the top of the dishevelled tide,

And dance upon the Mountains like a flame.’

W.B. Yeats, Land of Hearts Desire

Sound Holds the Distance Travelled is an animated short film adapted from an original comic by its creators, Gareth Gowran and Sadhbh Lawlor. Fulfilling a life-long dream to produce a traditionally animated film, they have utilised the lyrical quality of the hand-drawn to mirror the poetic narrative. Sound, sometimes a cajoling bully, sometimes a sympathetic friend, carries a woman back and forth along the timeline of her life. Contrasting melodies push her between light and dark, can she find firm ground in the space in-between?

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Character Development

In order to help develop and understand the motivations of the Melancholic Wife, Sadhbh Lawlor the writer of the original comic script, created mind maps broken down into the three main contributing themes that helped create the original story. These are; Dancing; the Past; and Transmutation.