In a harsh futuristic reality, a young teenage girl sets out on an isolated journey to test if her memories and dreams can be trusted.
The project was developed with community involvement in mind. Along the way it has utilised a number of first timers as extras. ‘Shepherd’ called on friends, family, colleagues; any and all community and industry networks that the production team could muster. Alongside the project, Julia’s doctoral thesis was based around the film, examining the relationship between a community based approach to filmmaking and industry based model.
The film itself is quietly optimistic. Julia goes on to say that Eden’s journey isn’t inspired by a drive to discover but more a reluctance to give up. “It’s an anti-journey in a way, more a question of what would happen if I don’t follow this path.”