The Fourth Trimester
My graduation film explores postnatal depression. Mainstream media often portrays childbirth, but not often the difficulties that follow. I saw an opportunity to highlight the taboo topic through a medium that can reach and resonate with lots of people. Stop motion suited the concept as the technique requires care and a human touch. Surreal role reversals of mother and child communicate feelings of vulnerability and elements of humour make a sensitive and serious topic more relatable and up-lifting.