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Set to the original manuscript of Sylvia Plath’s poem of the same name, THE JAILOR was spontaneously shot over the course of 3 days as childhood friends Armen Harootun and Anahid Yahjian drove out from their native Los Angeles and up the California coast toward San Francisco. With nothing but two cameras, a trunk full of various fabrics and objects, and Plath’s words to guide them, the filmmakers relied on serendipitous shifts in light, weather, environment and their own moods to build an abstract visual narrative about an empathic prisoner and her captor’s ego. No location scouting was done—everything and anything that came across their path was fair game to be filmed. Film: Armen Harootun and Anahid Yahjian Sound by Apollo Studios Score and Sound Design: Armen Bazarian Additional Sound Design and Mix: Daenen Bramberger Sound Recording: Danny Manasserian “The Jailor” by Sylvia Plath, Ariel, 1963.