Follower

High-definition video with sound, RT: 14:59, 2015.

Narrated by a sea captain’s companion heron, Follower chronicles a chance journey through a night aboard a fishing vessel and a day traveling through the landscape of coastal Florida. Combining observational image-making with magical realist story-telling, the film offers a glimpse into the experience of being hard-of-hearing and the process of inventing information in place of its direct acquisition.

Written, filmed and edited by Jennifer Lauren Smith
Audio recording by Jennifer Lauren Smith
Music by Dickey Betts & Great Southern
Mastered at Modulus Studios
Additional sound editing and Foley work by Ben Kinsley