Private Project

Hydrophilic Bounds

An unknown underwater civilisation is limiting the quantity of oxygen produced by the sea, killing over 300 million people after four years of the Deep Sea War. Dr Nadia Eckel, a marine biologist adviser to the deep sea mining company IHC, has previously confessed that she accepted a bribe to publish a scientific report, crucial to the approval of the first major extraction project. As the suspect's confession is not sufficient for proceeding with the case, with no other clues to the bribery, inspector Diana Redstone has been looking for further proves of involvement. While the interrogation unfolds Aidan is waiting to deliver a speech at a global summit, which has been organised to halt the conflict.
Through sound waves and abstract images, one is invited to dwell upon the ubiquity of water: as a place where life is originated and as a vessel of memory, witness to the colonial crimes committed by European countries.

  • Diogo da Cruz
  • Fallon Mayanja
  • Diogo da Cruz
  • Florine Zegers
    Key Cast
    "Diana Redstone"
  • Lea Vajda
    Key Cast
    "Nadia Eckel"
  • Fallon Mayanja
    Key Cast
  • Afonso Mota
    Colour correction
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 19, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    France, Portugal, Spain
  • Language:
    English, French
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4K
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director - Diogo da Cruz, Fallon Mayanja