Last June we shared The Deepest Part of the Ocean is Not Empty, a short scary story written by Jesse Clark. Set inside the confines of a small submersible that contains one person venturing to one of the most remote parts of the ocean sea floor, you can guess from the story’s title that something strange is encountered by the one-person crew.
Filmmaker James Ingalls enjoyed Clark’s story and reached out to him asking if he could gain permission to adapt it as a short film. Clark agreed, and thus the official adaptation of The Deepest Part of the Ocean is Not Empty got its start.
Ingalls released his short on YouTube yesterday. If you’ve read the story, then the film is especially interesting. It’s interesting to see what effects Ingalls dreamed up to create the claustrophobic atmosphere inside the submersible, and also the exterior shots surrounding the vessel. The musical score by Franz Liszt also does an effective job heightening the mood.
You may commence your dive: