Welcome to Pipe Mountain
2007 | 24 mins
Synopsis: August 2011. A young man travels into the forest at the foot of Pipe Mountain, an infamous suicide spot that has sparked media frenzy in recent years. After a failed suicide attempt, he forms an unlikely friendship with a wandering mute woman and encounters a photographer, for whom the forest is a place full of opportunity. Welcome to Pipe Mountain – based on Aokigahara, the notorious suicide spot at the foot of Mount Fuji, Japan – is a drama that explores issues of mortality, morality, and society's infatuation with the macabre.
Awards/Festivals: Winner, Best Student Film, West Australian Screen Awards. Nominated, Best Student Film, Roma Independent Film Festival. Arad Underground Film Festival. Denver Underground Film Festival. Arizona Underground Film Festival. Bohemia Outdoor Film Festival.