Flicking Water Drops

A film which explores the disturbing nature of guilt alongside the healing power of music.

Flicking Water Drops tells the story of a lively, young painter who is overwhelmed by guilt after an accident which leaves another driver blind. She becomes seriously disturbed and withdraws into a colourless and silent world, refusing to speak to friends or family.

A series of sessions with a music therapist - moving from the tap of a finger to explosive improvisations - eventually gives her the strength to face up to the consequences of the crash and take control of her life.

I am interested in how a psyche can be represented in film - through visualisations of mental landscape and through music - and this work plays between the vivid, hallucinatory dreams and paintings of her life before the accident, and the stylised, pallid and vibrating tones of her troubled state.


Raindrops on water