Sub Terra

sound design, re-recording mix
experimental short filmby Jeffrey Zablotny, 2022

A routine tree inspection unexpectedly gives way to a journey into the deep. Set in a hidden subterranean world, ‘Sub Terra’ is the haunting mystery of a cryptic, first-person perspective.

The film’s visuals are a shifting blend of 2D animation, 3D animation, photogrammetry, motion capture, and live-action material. Sound artist Jana Irmert created a 5.1 mix entirely without dialogue, embracing surreal texture, mood, and a visceral sense of off-screen space.


“It draws attention – quite haptically, almost – to the unthinking ways in which we intervene in even the tiniest and most hidden of lives.”  The Film Verdict

DOK Leipzig 2022, World Premiere