Tunnel Beach

After Man loses his job, he begins to fall into a dark mental spiral. When Woman comes home to find Man strangely vacant, she tries to convince him to join her and their friends at the beach.

Director’s Vision

Tunnel Beach is an attempt at expressing the visceral feeling of depression and anxiety, both internally, and in relation to those we love. Originally, I was confronted with how challenging it can be to visually communicate these silent, and often unnoticed, mental health issues. I felt like a slow zoom illustrated that tension in an instinctive way. My hope is that this film showcases the duality of how complicated asking for help can be, despite how powerful and necessary that vulnerability is.