I’ve shown the film to a fair few people now and the response has been very positive overall. The original people I showed the audio-less film to have told me that it really adds to the dynamic of the piece and hits home the confusion in the state of mind the characters would be going through in a phase of their concious state like that.
I also showed it to some entirely new people that hadn’t seen/heard about this film I was making before. Again, the response I got were positive and similar to what my previous focus group were talking about how they enjoyed the characters physically moving from frame to frame. Also they noted something that hadn’t been mentioned to me before, I added a bed of underlying ‘static’ type sound under the whole piece and built it up at the conclusion of the piece with it suddenly getting cut out at the end. I was told it gave it a bit of a horror/uneasy feel to the piece making the audience feel uncomfortable. That brings it full circle, I guess! It always was my aim in the beginning to make something that the audience wouldn’t sit well with. The combined noise of the whispering with this static as well seems to have just done that so I’m really pleased that it’s come out so positively.