Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Orual's Complaint

Click here to see a film project I filmed and directed last spring for my "Modern Mythmakers" class.

The film is titled "Orual's Complaint" and is inspired by C.S. Lewis's book, "Til We Have Faces." In the book, the main character, Orual, looses her sister, Psyche, to an unseen god. (This is a retelling of the Greek myth of Psyche and Cupid.) The story, though set in a pagan world, explores the same hardships that a non-christain faces when one of their family members turns to Christ.

In my short film, I explored this concept, using Orual's complaint against the god's as the narration, and interweaving the story of Orual and Pysche with that of a pair of modern day sisters going through the Christain scenario I explained above.

The film is about seven minutes long, and was filmed in two afternoons. My brother helped me with some of the special effects and music editing.

(Note, I do not appear in the film, which is rather unusual for a project of mine.)


Martin LaBar said...

The video is well done. Thanks for doing it, and posting about it.

Elenatintil said...

Thank you! It was a fun project to do and an interesting concept to explore.