The Carp and the Seagull – Interactive short film by Evan Boehm

Directed by Evan Boehm at Nexus Interactive Arts and commissioned by The Creators Project, The Carp and the Seagull is an interactive short film about one man’s encounter with the spirit world and his fall from grace. It is a user driven narrative that tells a single story through the prism of two connected spaces. One space is the natural world and the other is the spirit or nether world.

Evan first started thinking about the project during the Visual Music Collaborative held at Eyebam back in August 2010. Then only a prototype for story telling, the project began to evolve. He was interested to see how the polygon reduction can be used as a storytelling tool. Could reducing/increasing the number of points on a model be used to drive a story forward or create a emotional response? Throughout the piece the character’s emotional state is represented by both the polygon count and distortion of the water.

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