The blurb: Deep (Diep) shows an inner journey of a woman. In a surrealistic ocean she explores her sexuality. Her body is an expression of the soul that reveals and merges in the poetic surroundings.

This lovely animation uses ocean imagery to represent a woman’s journey from repression to joy. The techniques are simple and there’s no dialogue but it does a fine job of capturing the essence of sexual self-discovery. This film has screened at numerous festivals and won several awards.

En Plein Public Award – Pleinbioscoop Rotterdam/ShortsTV (2018)
Special Mention Animation Wildcard Dutch Film Funds (2017)
Golden Wing Award ‘Brabants Talent’ Eindhoven Film Festival (2017)

Length: 4:09
Director: Michelle Verhoeks

Michelle Verhoeks is a visual artist from the Netherlands. With a heart for mixed media and traditional methods of making, she continues to find new ways of expressing herself. By getting inspiration from dreaming, wandering and observing, new concepts emerge. Recurring themes are sexuality, women, the body, the unconscious, desire and surrealism.

Here’s her website.