Inspired by Plato's 'Allegory Of The Cave', Chiaroscuro is a short film that explores the polarities of light and dark: day and night; waking life and the dream. Set in the Spanish desert of Badernas Reales we see stark monochrome scenes juxtaposed to vivid, colorful landscapes as a lone man hauls a boulder through the dust.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Director, DoP and Editor - Joe Mercer-Holland

Music - Charli Doherty

Featuring - Theo Clark

'Rocks bones and shells are pieces of sculpture that memorialise the essential patterns of flowing water’ Laozi, 550BC
This quote illustrates the temporary nature of the landscape. Each year the rain creates fresh erosion patterns in the dust.