The Intimate Words

Project: Short Film

Role: Director, Videographer, Editor


Dustin W. Funk

Filmed On Location: Nara, Japan; Sandusky, Ohio; Bloomington, Indiana; Denver, Colorado

Made possible by The University of Colorado Boulder and the SANDWICH residency in Kyoto, Japan

This short narrative video tells the story of a dissolving relationship as expressed through a herd of invading deer. An exploration of love's irresolute tides of plenty and drought, "The Intimate Words" balances a poignant narration with images of nature and deer, who slip from their role of accomplices to unwilling actors, deeply rooted in their animal nature. 

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