New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2022

The Nine O'clock Whistle & The Dark Forest

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An experimental transcendental fable. "To honor the memory of his father who passed away in 2019, Martin Del Carpio opts for the medium of film once again, and delivers his most lyrical work to date. At once deeply personal, carefully veiled in a delicate fabric of pure emotions, and absolutely immersive in its dreamlike, mysterious beauty, The Dark Forest transmutes its author’s innermost life into an admirable piece of introspective cinema. Opening with Dante Alighieri’s quote which inspired the title, it takes the viewer on a short, yet transcendent journey through the bushes of symbols and trees of thoughts, in the company of a lovely (and cunning?) forest spirit embodied by Carly Erin O’Neil whose poise and grace translate as otherworldly. The enchanting imagery that we see on our way is the result of another tight-knit collaboration between writer / director Del Carpio and DoP / editor William Murray, whereby the dense atmosphere of meditative seclusion is complemented by Dan Shaked’s ruminative voice-over and M. Nomized’s haunting score which occasionally gives off some strong ‘classic Hollywood’ vibes..." -- Nikola Gocic.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    9 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Martin Del Carpio
  • Screenwriter
    Martin Del Carpio
  • Producer
    Jolie Chan, Martin Del Carpio
  • Filmmaker
    Martin Del Carpio
  • Cast
    Dan Shaked, Carly Erin O'Neil
  • Cinematographer
    William Murray
  • Editor
    William Murray
  • Animator
    William Murray
  • Composer
    M. Nomized
  • Music
    M. Nomized