The filmmaker announced the news on his Twitter account on Monday (May 18), with the short set to drop on his YouTube channel later today (May 20).The film – which has previously been shown IRL – is written, directed, and animated by Lynch, with music by Marek Zebrowski, who collaborated with the director on the 2007 album, Polish Night Music.
Speaking about the project in 2015, Lynch said: “The whole point of our experiment was that I would say nothing about my intentions and Marek would interpret the visuals in his own way. So I say it was a great successful experiment, and I loved the composition Marek wrote for the Penderecki String Quartet.”
According to the USC School of Music, the short film offers viewers Lynch’s typical surrealism, opening with a man with a skeletal face and elongated arms lighting a match. “I thought it was a very melancholic film in a certain sense,” Zebrowski told USC in 2015, “and also very poetic.”
“Without trying to be too explicit,” the composer added, “I tried to illustrate further what David was doing. For example, there is something that looks like a hailstorm and I used a lot of pizzicato, but I also used a soaring melodic line to add a lyrical element to it.”
As well as treating fans to Fire (Pozar) during quarantine, Lynch has spoken about his life, career, and influences in a recent video interview. “The number one tool is intuition,” the filmmaker said when discussing how he goes about creating a film. “Now in film school, they’re teaching formulas for feature films. It’s like being put into prison. You go by intuition, and the ideas that come, and if you don’t understand them right away, just think bout them as they gather together, and something thrilling for you can come.”
Update (May 21): You can now watch Fire (Pozar) below.