In Her Burning: A Surreal Diary



In an isolated society, teenage Erith has been chosen for Polishing, a ritualistic surgery that erases one's irises so the individual may see the Volucris—strange and enigmatic creatures that live in an alternate realm only visible to the Polished. She discovers a new, haunting reality after her procedure that warps light into darkness and reveals hidden secrets about the world. As she progresses, she and her companion, Calyx, discover frightening truths about the Polished and realize they are in danger of losing themselves to the changes Polishing inflicts on the mind.


  • Episode 8: The Mountain

    Episode 8: The Mountain

    09/01/2018 Duration: 13min

    In this strange and surreal landscape, everything is lost and everything is gained. Series credits: Written & Directed by Sin Ribbon. Erith: Sin Ribbon, Calyx: Abe Ross, Sem: Darius Johnson, the Instructor: Michael Collins, Erith's Mother: Kat O’Shaughnessy, the Elder: Virginia Patterson, the Guard: Denis Gor. Re-recording Mixer, Sound Effects & Music Editor: Elizabeth Wolford, Studio Engineer & Dialogue Editor: Alex Harn, Sound Effects Editor: Carter Fischer.

  • Episode 7: Into the Light

    Episode 7: Into the Light

    02/01/2018 Duration: 12min

    Erith and Calyx discover the pathway to a strange and haunting land, but the situation is desperate as Calyx's condition worsens. As the two embark into this sparkling, foreign place, they have a chance to discuss their respective lives and pasts. Their moment of connection is cut short however when the origin of the voice on Erith's recorder finally makes his appearance.

  • Episode 6: Ordinary Future

    Episode 6: Ordinary Future

    26/12/2017 Duration: 14min

    At last, Erith and Calyx come face to face with a Polished Elder who provides long awaited answers about the Volucris. However, their meeting is soon interrupted, and Erith and Calyx must flee for their lives. On the run, they discover a mysterious path only visible to the Polished.

  • Episdoe 5: Full of Fire

    Episdoe 5: Full of Fire

    19/12/2017 Duration: 13min

    Erith is shocked to find the mysterious voice reaching out to her during her waking hours. Before she can make headway with it, she reunites with Calyx who shares some disturbing news. In class, Erith and Calyx confront their Instructor, demanding answers. However, their moral stand is broken by a terrifying revelation.

  • Episode 4: Mother

    Episode 4: Mother

    12/12/2017 Duration: 11min

    More cryptic messages transmit through Erith's recorder, leaving her concerned about the changes Polishing is having on her psyche. Troubled by her progression, Erith confronts her Mother about what she's learned from the Instructor and discovers the hidden truth her Mother has been keeping from her all this time.

  • Episode 3: Small Soul

    Episode 3: Small Soul

    05/12/2017 Duration: 12min

    A haunting voice appears on Erith’s tape recorder, but does it convey a cautionary message or a threat? In the classroom, the Instructor informs Erith and Calyx why certain individuals are chosen to become Polished. Calyx confides in Erith that that he may be progressing into the next stage. Terrified, he seeks answers, as Erith discovers the new voice speaking to her in her sleep.

  • Episode 2: The Cup that Shields the Flower

    Episode 2: The Cup that Shields the Flower

    28/11/2017 Duration: 15min

    Days have passed since Erith’s surgery, though she doesn’t know how many. She has been diagnosed with Light Sickness and will be paired with another Polished, Calyx, to help her adjust to this unfamiliar state. The process isn’t easy however, as new sounds and sights begin to plague her senses, challenging her perception of what is real and illusionary.

  • Episode 1: Polishing

    Episode 1: Polishing

    20/11/2017 Duration: 14min

    Teenage Erith has been selected for Polishing, a bizarre and ritualistic surgery that will forever alter her vision by erasing the irises of her eyes. Because she fears the psychological changes rumored to affect the Polished, she has begun an audio diary to track her progress. She explains the Polishing rite and a bit about her society, including the mysterious entities known as the Volucris which only the Polished may see.