In a secluded seaside town, a grieving woman fleeing a sudden tragedy must fight for her survival when she senses a presence pursuing her.
The initial inspiration for the film came from the original text of Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Little Mermaid”. There was something captivating about the “loss of voice” sometimes felt in deep grief, and the liminality of the sea. From there we began to introduce experiences of derealization and dissociation to inform our often eerie and otherworldly locations. Despite the rewarding creative process, the shoot presented plenty of practical challenges. Filming in the extremely cold ocean with an underwater camera rig proved to be an incredibly demanding experience. However, the challenges yielded significant rewards. The breathtaking sunset sky in the film's climax was entirely authentic, leaving the entire team in awe. So much of Dry Drowning was born from raw emotions, bold experimentation, and “happy accidents”. We take immense pride in the final result and are thrilled to embark on new projects and continue our creative journey.