In the Bath
In the Bath is short form radio play inspired segment written in collaboration with a script writing RunwayML model trained on the following scripts: Nightmare Alley (Guillermo del Toro), Basic Instinct (Joe Eszterhas), and Hard Eight (Paul Thomas Anderson). I fed the model a page of my own writing as a start, and then filled in, edited, and voiced the “final” script as the model ran.
The project is a crime drama, with strong family themes surrounding the mother figure. Life, death, and the personification of God also flow throughout the surreal script. This was all a surprise, apart from the crime drama genre- as that came up in my personal writting, and was an intentional theme within the scripts the model was trained on.
This is still a work in progress, as I see the possibility to continue the project and bring it into a visual medium. My idea is to make a video with still images, as well as stop-motion animation techniques to make it more of a surreal animation/video script. Though my voice is an effective carrier, I would also like to experiment with dialogue flow to voice one or two of the characters, keeping my voice as a storytelling/”setting the stage” device.