Sonic Storyboard and Archive Research for The Souvenir Part II (2021).
A sonic storyboard is a form of film pre-production research that relies exclusively on audio to explore the creation of place, character and narrative on screen. Commissioned by and produced in collaboration with writer-director Joanna Hogg between 2018-19, this audio work was designed to inform and enrich The Souvenir’s creative development as the story progressed from page to screen.
In the aftermath of her tumultuous relationship with a charismatic and manipulative older man, Julie begins to untangle her fraught love for him in making her graduation film, sorting fact from his elaborately constructed fiction. Joanna Hogg’s shimmering story of first love and a young woman’s formative years, The Souvenir Part II is a portrait of the artist that transcends the halting particulars of everyday life — a singular, alchemic mix of memoir and fantasy.