SWXS: The Path to Paradise (2015)
4min · Short · 17 April 2015
A poem by Scarlet Mitchell and affectionately narrated by her mother Emma is visually immersed in an adventurous road trip across the American Southwest. Setting out from Peggy Sue's on Route 66 for a wild time in Las Vegas, an antidote is delivered in the serene eloquence of Scarlet's words, crystal clear Colorado river, Joshua Tree monuments and Pacific Coast sunshine. Culminating in a paradise closer to our home, the unexpected pervades the arrangement, meddling with time, light and Stoddart's vibrant musical rendition.