Full Length: 43:34min
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Sonic Storyboard and Archive Research forThe Souvenir (2019).

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 2016-17, this audio work was designed to inform and enrich The Souvenir’s creative development as the story progressed from page to screen.

A shy but ambitious film student (Honor Swinton Byrne) begins to find her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man (Tom Burke). She defies her protective mother (Tilda Swinton) and concerned friends as she slips deeper and deeper into an intense, emotionally fraught relationship that comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams. From acclaimed writer-director Joanna Hogg comes an enigmatic and personal portrait of the artist as a young woman, combining passionate emotions and exquisite aesthetics into a lush, dreamlike story of young adulthood and first love.

The Souvenir is executive produced by Martin Scorsese and was the winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.