Watch: David Lynch animated short Pozar released online for free
James R | On 21, May 2020
David Lynch has released a new animated short film, Fire (Pozar) online for free.
Written, drawn and directed by the Mulholland Drive director, and animated by Noriko Miyakawa, the project original dates from 2015. A collaboration with Polish-American musician Marek Zebrowski, the short film built on their previous project, Polish Night Music, a music album from 2007, which came about after Zebrowski was hired as a translator on Inland Empire.
“The whole point of our experiment was that I would say nothing about my intentions and Marek would interpret the visuals in his own way,” Lynch told the USC Thornton School of Music back in 2015. “So I say it was a great successful experiment, and I loved the composition Marek wrote for the Penderecki String Quartet.”
“I thought it was a very melancholic film in a certain sense and also very poetic,” added Zebrowski. “Without trying to be too explicit, I tried to illustrate further what David was doing. For example, there is something that looks like a hailstorm and I used a lot of pizzicato, but I also used a soaring melodic line to add a lyrical element to it.”
The online release is the first time that the short has been widely – and freely – available to stream worldwide. It follows Lunch’s surprise-release of another short film, the experimental What Did Jack Do? (which features Lynch interrogating a monkey), on Netflix at the start of the year.
The short has been uploaded to David Lynch’s YouTube channel, where he has also been recording himself delivering weather forecasts.