Wildflowers line a well-worn trail through ageing headstones. LOU (22), biting his tongue in concentration, pulls bunches of flowers from a paper bag, pulling their stems off and tossing them aside. He glances at an open journal, reading under his breath.
Lou looks into the sky. Then to his watch…
The body of a young man (JACK, 25) lies by his side, in a suit, covered in dirt. Lou begins planting the flowers in the pockets of the corpse, in it’s armpits, in between it’s fingers, around it’s head. He throws powders and dusts over the body.
Back to Earth is a short film about two brothers. Jack (who is dead) is temporarily brought back to life by his younger sibling, Lou. This lovely story was shot in a studio, around Darlinghurst and in a cemetery. Hair, make-up and special effects (zombie Jack) by me.
Edit: 05/10/2017 – currently showing on ABC’s iview! Click on the image below to see it on ABC’s iview site.
Director/Writer: Tom Wilson
Producer: Liam Heyen
Lou: Samuel Delich
Jack: Tom Hobbs
Grace: Emily Eskell
Hair, Make-Up + Special Effects Artist: Veronica Colvin