Caldera: Short Film

Caldera (2012) from Evan Viera on Vimeo.

Through the eyes of a young girl suffering from mental illness, CALDERA glimpses into a world of psychosis and explores a world of ambiguous reality and the nature of life and death.

CALDERA is inspired by my father’s struggle with schizoaffective disorder. In states of delusion, my father has danced on the rings of Saturn, spoken with angels, and fled from his demons. He has lived both a fantastical and haunting life, but one that’s invisible to the most of us. In our differing understanding of reality, we blindly mandate his medication, assimilate him to our marginalizing culture, and entirely misinterpret him for all he is worth. CALDERA aims to not only venerate my father, but all brilliant minds forged in the haunted depths of psychosis.

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  • Daniel Gill

    Thanks for sharing. Psychosis and ego death in relation to spirituality is under represented. The more attention it gets the better.

    • Threedinium

      Another good example I thought was the film adaptation of ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ that was directed by Spike Jonze.

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