Clicker Clatter, I decided to adapt my short story. The process of adapting a 250-word short into a film was more challenging than I expected. Once I decided that my film would have no dialogue, Sirens became more interesting and more universal-- as well as more difficult. I could no longer have two main characters, as there would have to be dialogue, so the story got stripped down to one boy. And of course the beautiful and alluring Sirens. I always had a fascination with mythology and strange creatures such as Bigfoot and lake monsters, and I wanted to combine that sort of fantastic imagery with the humdrum realities of daily life. I like the idea of the Sirens, the half-woman, half-beast creatures that lured sailors to their deaths in ancient days. I never expected to spend thousands of dollars and years of my life making a six-minute animated film about Sirens, but I found myself lured into their world.
Sirens / 2009 / Animated short Production: Summerfilm Ltd. Runtime: 6 min Color: Black & White and Color Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1--Learn more about Sirens on IMDb.