Moss is a collaboration between filmmaker and photographer Ryan Harding and visual effects artist Winston Duke. The short film shows the journey of the transmigration of living matter through the realms of birth and death. Shot in Guilin, China, the film takes us through the diverse and beautiful natural landscapes of the region, revealing them in a way that suspends the audience somewhere between fantasy and reality.
Conceptual preparations for the film began in 2014, and they drew initial inspiration from the natural patterns of existence. As Ryan Harding explains, “From the very beginning, the themes of Moss were of life, death and rebirth. We drew inspiration from graphical patterns found in natural textured surfaces, such as rock formations, leaves and plants, animal habitats, sand dunes, and soil, all of which possess logical, symmetrical patterns. We felt these patterns were evocative of the cyclical nature of life, and we were curious about having this logical order of nature disrupted by chaos.” Check out the video in full above.