The concept of the setting of the short film “Lost Coast” is to use all natural settings on the Northern Coast of California. The charismatic rocks, water, trees, and sea life are themselves a character in the film. The film should have a grainy texture to it, a rugged, elemental quality that is equal parts terrifying and erotic. Charismatic yet cold and harsh. I conceive of the film in black and white to focus on the shadows, heighten details and contrasts of the rocks. Intention is to film in 1.85:1 aspect ratio.
Actors should be placed in the natural setting as part of the landscape, as it reflects their inner lives – a mystery, of secrets, and a primal power of the cold ocean. For cinematographic reference, check out these stills from Michelangelo Antonioni’s L’Avventura: