Best Short Film Award
2013 United States Super 8 Film
+ Digital Video Festival
Weaving together film, music and poetry, Last of Our Kind transforms the memory of a lost love into a ritualistic incantation of longing.
Action is exaggerated and time seems to blur, as the lovers’ tale unfolds poetically into a modern interpretation of the Persephone myth.
Featuring an original soundtrack created by Robin Guthrie (co-founder of the Cocteau Twins) interwoven with a voiceover recitation of Rick Linville’s poem.
Excerpt from the poem: “When she called it was as ‘the last ballerina to appear on the radio’. Somewhat expensive, but our little joke. The words, an illusion, lasted just for a moment.”
Last of Our Kind refers to the mythical memory of the human being and his tendency to canonize a person who has crossed your life, in order to justify the pain they have caused in their departure. (translated)