Shot on an iPhone 6s, this short film is an exploration of colour and its importance to one’s happiness. It subverts the title, highlighting that colour is not meaningless, it is hope, filled with euphoria, it is freedom, it is life.
This film is a first person journey where this individual is lost in the monotony of everyday life and its patterns and can only see in black and white, they wish to escape from the cycle and see colour again so they try everything they can think of such as looking at various objects that are typically filled with colour. It shows the excitement that comes with finally seeing colour as opposed to the melancholy they were feeling before.
Starts out all in black and white, these shots will be represented by patterns to show the repetition, the mundanity and lack of freedom then suddenly colour is introduced and with it the shock. At first the individual thinks they see yellow through the window but when they go outside they don’t see anything, then they suddenly feel dizzy and when they come to, flowers have grown where there originally were none and when they look back they are surprised to find that they can see the yellow in the flowers again.
So then the backgrounds are still in black and white but coloured objects keep their colour and does that for each colour of the rainbow until we reach a point where all colour is back and it is like an explosion of colour, pure euphoria, a kaleidoscope and finally they are free.