Tyler Price: Sushi Dreams
A disappearing plate of sushi, a guitar solo cut short, a serial bomber with a thick Southern accent - all parts of the same dream that makes zero sense when placed under a microscope. However, the context that these events occur in, even in a dream, reveal a great deal about the dreamer. Film is, in my eyes, the perfect way to explore this kind of idea or feeling, one that is difficult to put into words.
Dreams have been visualized in film countless times. The action of dreaming itself usually feels like watching a film written and directed by your memories. The result of this is something that often ends up equal parts surreal and hilarious. That’s exactly what I hoped to achieve with Sushi Dreams. When a close friend told me about a dream where her anxieties about transferring to a new school, moving across the country, and leaving friends and family behind are all apparent, I asked her permission to write a short film based on said dream. Adding in my personal worries about my filmmaking skills and experiences, I hoped to create a short film that could encapsulate the feeling of whiplash a dream can give while still managing to convey nuances of the subconscious.
Sushi Dreams is a dream put to film - nothing more, nothing less. Whether the dream is nonsensical or telling of one’s state of mind is entirely up to the dreamer, or, in this case, the viewer.
About the Project
- Title of Work: Sushi Dreams
- Medium: Film, runtime 4:26
- Student's Name: Tyler Price
- Major: Film Studies (Film Production)
- Anticipated Graduation Date: December 2022
- Hometown: St.Louis, Missouri
- Student's Mentor: Desiree Moore
- Mentor's Department: Film Studies