‘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?
Sound Holds the Distance Travelled 2018, 1080p HD, Black and White, Duration – 03:24, English language narration with optional subtitles.
Directed and animated by Gareth Gowran
Written by Gareth Gowran and Sadhbh Lawlor
Narration by Barry Barnes
Sound Design by Tony Kiernan
Production Diary – https://garygowran.com/tag/animation-production/