A Time Before (2024)

13 min short film by Leo Metcalf

Trapped between waking life and dreams, Olly delves into his childhood memories, navigating the fantastical dream worlds his sister created to shield them from family strife. A journey into the buried past that shapes who we are.


‘A Time Before’ (2024)  explores memory and perception by blending hand-drawn animation (representing memories) with 360-degree live-action underwater footage (depicting dreams).

The experience incorporates a participatory element, inviting audiences to navigate their own mental landscapes and contemplate the nature and formation of their earliest memories.

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