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Music for the film Dark Water

posted on 04.09.2021, 08:26 by Cat HopeCat Hope

Dark Water
This is the music composed for the film Directed by Erin Coates and Anna Nazzari, 2019.

Performed by Decibel, recorded at Soundfield Studio.

15 minutes
2K video with stereo sound


Dark Water focuses on the narrative of a deep-sea environment that unexpectedly manifests in the walls of a grieving women’s suburban dwelling; an impossible, flooded inner-architecture. It explores familial trauma through the darkly surreal tale of a woman who discovers an ocean within her house. The life forms that dwell in this space are both real and a manifestation of the resident’s internal psychological state, as she comes to terms with the death of her mother. Dark Water is underscored by both a sense of human loss and contemporary concerns around habitat loss within our oceans.

Director of Photography - Dion Borrett
Sound Editor - Glenn Martin
Composer - Cat Hope
Editor - Merlin Eden
Lead Actor - Alexandra Nell

Dark Water was included in the 2020 Adelaide Biennial: Monster Theatres at the Art Gallery of South Australia, and was an Official Selection 13 International film festivals. Full list of showings above.


Australia Council for the Arts

Western Australian Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industrie


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