2019, High School, Film
It hurts to watch climate change and human behaviors having bad influences on them. I've always been trying to find a way for the animals from the ocean and our civilization to communicate. When I was little, I believed in mermaids. So I decided to use the concept of mythical creatures to represent all the marine organisms. This film reveals the conflicts between human activities and sea life. We finished the shooting in two days. The costumes are specially designed. In the apartment, the ocean boy wears black and ocean girl wears scarlet red, which is to contrast the light blue that the human girl is wearing to show how depressed they are on land. When they return to the sea, they both wear white shirts deliberately to show the changes in their moods. The date in the first scene was set specifically to advocate for World Ocean Day. Another specially designed part is the language. We choose to speak Mandarin because we want to represent the diversity and barriers we face when dealing with ocean problems. Just like we need to pay extra attention to subtitles when watching foreign films, we need to try our best to understand the sea. Moreover, through mixing dialects, we created a new form of language which was used for the conversation about going home; so even a Chinese person wouldn't have understood their language without the subtitles. We chose to do so because we want to emphasize how they try to speak human language to live on land while no one can understand their language. By creating this film, I learnt a lot about plastic pollution and hence I have already joined the Sustainability Club in our school to help promote recycling activities.