DOCUMENTARY

Direction + Camerawork + Edit

Confluence (2021, 7'33'') takes an intimate look into the world of the Kiwi artist Charlotte Watson. Her insight reveals the beauty that can emerge when noticing the patterns of the natural world. The film is set during one of the world's longest Covid-19 lockdowns in Naarm/Melbourne. To keep going during the pandemic, Charlotte walked the streets every night to watch the bats whose sense of time began to give her certainty. If she saw their migration in the evening, she had made it through another day, in a time where duration and the calendar ceased to matter. Confluence was chosen to play as part of the 19th Matsalu Nature Film Festival program. 

Music by Ji Yoon Lee

Sound Design by Weronika Raźna Colourist Mars Williamson 

Thank you to Julian Pericles Triandafyllou