Dark Water

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Dark Water
Erin Coates and Anna Nazzari, 2019
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.

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


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Underwater Location

Alexandra Nell
Zachary Drieberg

Annie Murtagh-Monks
Renée Webster
Neil Aldum
John Coates
Erin Coates
Anna Nazzari
Kate Driver
Jess Day
Michelle Becker
Pip Waller
Ali Knapton
Mercyll Cooper
Jacob Morgan de Laine
Johnny Ma
Alex Blocher
Gavin Repton
David Duong
Daniel Holliday
Saxon Wright
Kirsten McManus
Pedro Alvarez 
Andrew Buckley
Dana Harrold
Ivan Rojas
Francesca Hope
Wil Manning
Kristen King
Caitlan O’Connor
Stuart James at Soundfield Studio
Loren Holmes
Yvonne Doherty
Dion Borrett

Jasper Silver
Yvonne Doherty
Steve Pratt
Mark Strickland
Gerard Capporn
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.

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