COVE is an experimental short film that employs a minimalist narrative to explore the connections between neighbours in a small cul-de-sac. Natasha Cantwell is interested in the meeting points of cinema and photography, where the narrative becomes lost and drifts into the imagery. The structure of the piece reflects the characters’ self-absoption as they make gestures of being neighbourly, but somehow manage to avoid real interaction.
Natasha Cantwell is a New Zealand filmmaker and photographer, currently based in Melbourne, Australia. Working across music video, fashion and art projects, her analogue-based works often explore the absurdity of human behaviour. In 2016 Cantwell founded the Auckland Underground Film Festival and in 2017 joined the Australian video art festival Channels as program producer.