A loner is dragged down a dark rabbit hole where he learns what it takes to be happy in an uncertain world.

  • Sooyoung Hahn
  • Elliot Ancona
  • Edward Whelan
    Executive Producer
    Connected, Connection.
  • Elliot Ancona
  • Manpreet Gehlan
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 13, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 35mm, Sony FX6
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Sooyoung Hahn

Sooyoung Hahn is an emerging director from South Korea, whose unique approach to visual arts has seen her garner increasing attention from fashion and art outlets, including KALTBLUT Magazine and Mob Journal. Beyond this, she directed the intimate short film Dizzy in 2020, co-directed 01_Scapes in 2021, and has worked as an art director for the likes of Sony Music and Untold Studios.

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Director Statement

In life, there is a moment when, for the first time, we become independent. The rest of our life stretches out in front of us, directionless, and we have to shape our own path. Through spoken word poetry and contemporary dance, FLOAT tells the story of a young man at this moment in life.

Marooned on an empty London street, we follow a mute, lone dancer. As he leaps and twists, the familiar surroundings fall away, and we are taken on a journey down into a space designed to feel as dark and infinite as anxiety felt to Soo.

In this empty void, he wriggles against the forces of his mind until he is pulled to the ground; bound to it. That depression that binds you to your bed, dragging you into it, as if earth gapes and gravity is pulling on every ounce of your being.

Embracing the unknown, he rises toward an open sky before him. Wind rushes around him but he flows elegantly, letting it be. As he lets go, he is finally free.