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A Time Portal in the Sands Brings a Young Couple Together

The Story

In the haze of the sunshine, our eyes can play tricks on us. We can see optical illusions that startle us. As we focus our eyes, the illusion disappears. But sometimes, when the haze clears, we can see what we thought was an illusion is in fact real. And what if that new reality had the power to change your life forever? 

For NATE, an athletic twenty-four-year-old, sunbathing on a deserted beach while he waits for the surf, the singing sands alert him to a change in the environment. Through his squinting eyes, he discovers HATTIE, a year younger, but dressed in a 1920s bathing suit, who has inexplicably appeared on the beach. In contrast to Nate’s bewilderment, Hattie is clearly accustomed to her travels, and her wondrous nature fascinates him.

Nate is determined to discover who this beautiful time traveller is, as their worlds converge across the sands of time.

Jean Paul

“The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.”


The Production

The film shot for three days this summer.

Securing the main location for the shoot was the culmination of a year of research to ensure the setting is perfect for the film.

Shot with very specific lenses to accentuate the beauty of the beach when the sun illuminates the sand, will give the film a defining colour palette of orange and yellow throughout.

This palette will also be present in the costume designs for the two main leads.