Erin Coates and Anna Nazzari, 2019
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.
Written, directed and produced by Erin Coates and Anna Nazzari
Director of Photography - Dion Borrett
Sound Editor - Glenn Martin
Composer - Cat Hope
Editor - Merlin Eden
Lead Actor - Alexandra Nell
Special Effects Artist
Jacob Morgan de Laine
Stuart James at Soundfield Studio
Perth Diving Academy
Dark Water has been supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and the Western Australian Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.