Now and then, revisiting a piece of work from the past can be a walk down memory lane. I recently stumbled upon a little gem from my time at the Savannah College of Art and Design, a short film that I had the privilege of contributing to as a set dresser. The film, “Mort,” directed by David M. Davis and with the artistic touch of production designer Miranda Frederick, offered a poignant narrative that left a lasting impression on everyone involved.
The storyline was a unique blend of fantasy and emotion, focusing on the encounter between an older man and his grim reaper. As he faces his mortality, the film takes us on a journey of self-discovery and acceptance.
Set dressing for this project was an exciting challenge. It was not just about creating a visually striking environment; it was about crafting a space to convey the complex emotions and themes at the heart of the story. Every piece and every detail played a role in telling the narrative.
As I look back on this experience, I can’t help but feel a wave of nostalgia. It was a time of creative exploration, filled with late-night discussions and collaboration with talented friends and colleagues. Working on “Mort” was not just about the final product; it was about the journey, the shared passion for storytelling, and the bonds formed during its creation.
Today, I’m excited to share the trailer of this remarkable short film, a token of the hard work and dedication poured into it by a group of passionate individuals. It’s a reminder that creativity knows no bounds and can touch the hearts of both creators and audiences alike. As the tagline suggests, it’s a story about coming to terms with the end of life and the start of something unknown.
So here’s to the memories of “Mort” and the friends I made along the way. It’s a testament to the enduring power of storytelling and the magic that happens when creative minds come together to breathe life into a narrative.