Goggles

During her swimming routine, a woman gets disturbed by a familiar presence.

Director’s Statement

Using surrealism, Goggles captures the struggles of a young mother to accept the reality of her son’s death. Unable to cope with grief, she shuts off her pain by obsessively turning herself to exercise. This eventually comes back to haunt her.

For me, this short is an exploration of the complex nature of loss and the inability for us to move forward after a sudden tragedy. I wanted to use loss as a mechanism that impacts our very core and alters our daily habits.

Having been through the trauma of losing a parent at an early age, I decided to switch the roles in this narrative by exploring the effect of the loss of a child on a parent.

I purposely left the narrative open ended in order to let the audience appropriate themselves the story through their own experience with death.