Private Project

Demons of The Deep

A surreal journey exploring parallels of the grieving subconscious and the depths of the ocean.

  • Rachel Evans
    Subnivean Snuff, The Pointe, Naming the Dog, Pussyfinger, Interruption
  • Rachel Evans
    Subnivean Snuff, The Pointe, Naming the Dog, Pussyfinger, Interruption
  • Rachel Evans
    Subnivean Snuff, The Pointe, Naming the Dog, Pussyfinger, Interruption
  • Sam Bowman
    Key Cast
    "Lone cyclist"
  • Satnaum Mead
    Key Cast
  • Marlene Jess
    Key Cast
    "Female Dancer"
  • Michael Jess
    Key Cast
    "Male Dancer"
  • Rachael Chaisson
    Production Assistants
  • Lauren Angers
    Production Assistants
  • Jaimie Gould
  • Chuck Gould
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 26, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Shooting Format:
    16mm, found footage, Super 8
  • Aspect Ratio:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Giraf Animated Short Film Festival
    November 25, 2020
  • Frostbite International Indie Fest
    Colorado Springs
    United States
  • Canada Shorts: Canadian & International Short Film Festival
Distribution Information
  • Winnipeg Film Group
    Country: Canada
Director Biography - Rachel Evans

Rachel makes short films using really old, heavy, infuriating film equipment, then draws on the stock by hand, for months, sometimes years, scans it and edits it digitally. She does this mostly in Victoria, BC and Calgary AB, but loves to drive all over the country collecting interesting footage.

The rest of her time is most happily spent in the company of dogs, exploring the wilderness and making art.

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Director Statement

Intended as a 4 minute found- footage short, this film grew in length and technical challenges, in response to the events and images I encountered as I made it. It's my first scratch film that uses my own original footage combined with found imagery. It's about how grief is an ocean and it's dedicated to my lost love, Joel.

Thanks so much to all of the people who volunteered their time to provide me with help and feedback on this project. Especially: Sam Bowman, Lauren Angers, Devin Friesen, Michael Jess, Marlene Jess, Nick Haywood, Peter Hemminger, Tyler Longmire, Ryan Von Hagen, Rachael Chaission, Jaimie Gould, Chuck Gould, Satnaum Mead and Amy McCulloch. Thank you also to the National Film Board of Canada, Alberta Foundation For the Arts and Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers for their funding and Quickdraw Animation Society for its never ending support.