Written and directed by filmmaker Amy Frear, SELKIE is a modern fantasy short film centering a creature from Irish, Scottish, and Scandinavian myth.
According to the lore, selkies are sea creatures resembling seals who can shed their skin and change into human form in order to walk on land.
In the short film, one such entity follows a school of herring up the Delaware River. Curious about the surroundings, it sheds its seal-skin and transforms into a human woman to explore.
A man discovers the seal-skin and steals it, trapping the selkie in its human form. It then becomes the man’s reluctant girlfriend in an attempt to regain its skin in order to escape back to the sea.
The short film is a beautiful and haunting metaphor for being entangled in an unhealthy relationship.
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Podcast Intro/Outro music: "I Succumb" by António Bizarro