Introducing the Short Film: Cirque du Mors

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Tell us about yourself and how you got into creating films? 

‘My name is Taylor Walsh, I’m the writer and director of ‘Cirque du Mors’ and I’ve been creating films for almost five years now. I first got into filmmaking when I was in middle school, drawn to the idea of being able to create new worlds to share with others.

Even back then I was filming home videos and trying to find creative ways to make them something different and new. In high school I took part in theatre, pushing me to fall in love with storytelling even more, eventually leading me to pursue an education in film.’

Where did the idea for ‘Cirque du Mors’ come from?

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‘‘Cirque du Mors’ is the first larger scale project I’ve taken on in my career. It is a story I have been working on since I was in film school and has had almost four years of growth.

The film centers around a young girl named Alayna who finds herself transported to a world full of excitement and wonder based in a carnival setting. However, as she navigates this world she discovers that it holds a malicious secret that puts her life in danger.

I hope people will be able to find excitement and wonder in a world full of darkness and death. Like Alayna, we are all in nee of escape from the harsh realities of the world we live in, but must still be aware of the dangers around us.’

Can you tell us a bit more about the film & what lies behind it’s creation?

‘Cirque’ is a film that I have been working on for years now. It has gone through many different edits and developments throughout that time. The biggest challenge has been bringing to life a world that does not exist on a small scale budget.

Taking on a film that requires creating an entire world digitally was a huge undertaking for a debut film, but I believe it was necessary for the visual style and storytelling.

What part does music play in ‘Cirque du Mors’?

‘Aside from the visual effects, the music also had to be a huge aspect. There are very little lines of dialogue in the film, so most of the storytelling is told through music and Ninichi was the perfect fit and final piece of the puzzle!

What made you decide to work with Ninichi and what’s the process been like for you?

‘When we first started talking about the film I remember going to her website ( and listening to some of the work she has done. I instantly knew she would be exactly what the film needed.

Apart from her amazing talent the genuine interest and excitement she showed towards the project reinvigorated my own excitement. It was like I was a little girl again standing in a candy store anxiously awaiting every piece of music she sent me hearing how it captured the tone and feel of a story I have been living with for years.

The way she was able to help me shape my vision and express my story in a whole new way was wonderful and astonishing to experience!’

What are your plans for the film & where can we see it?

‘As for the film, I am excited to announce that ‘Cirque du Mors’ will officially be posted on YouTube on October 26, 2018!

You will be able to find it on the YouTube channel CirqueduMorsFilm.

I can’t wait to share this story with everyone! For any future projects or to get in contact with me you can follow me on Twitter at @TayAnneWalsh.’

How exciting! For now, let’s check out the trailer for this awesome film:

Cirque du Mors Original Soundtrack is also now available to buy and listen on:


About the Author:

Ninichi is a UK-based freelance composer creating music for film, games and media.

Need help with music? Check out her film music page for examples of her work & contact her to explore working together.