In a bid to keep millions of people entertained during the lockdown, David Lynch is preparing to finally release his long-awaited short film Fire.
Fire, which has become an increasingly difficult film to come by, was created by Lynch in 2015. The animation film, written, directed, and animated by Lynch himself, marked a collaboration with Polish-American composer Marek Zebrowski who created a musical composition for the project.
The film is typically Lynch and is often debated as some of his surrealist work to date by those lucky enough to have seen it. “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 previously said of the film in an interview with USC School of Music). “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,” Zebrowski added. “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 film, which has been premiered in brief around the time of its creation, has never been fully released online. Now though, the Twin Peaks director has confirmed plans to stream the project in full through his YouTube channel.