Castletown, Montana is the setting for this short film by Scott Duce, it conveys the subtle and profound sense of abandonment, with ghost-like deer appearing to suggest the former and present residence in this once thriving mining town of the 1890's. The town now sits as a ghost town with restricted access to visitors. The film combines photographs, live footage, and hand-drawn animations to present a carefully constructed aura of a uniquely anxious, troubled, and discarded habitat where even the birds, insects and animals are not fully imbedded in reality.
Animator Scott Duce
Producer Scott Duce/ DuceStudio
Production Date May 2016
Running Time 6:30 min.
Process: Hand-drawn animations mixed with photographs and live footage.
Screenings: Ethnografilm Festival, Paris, France, 2020
9th Annual SENE Film Festival, Rhode Island, 2017