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Music Credit:

Logos - Ludovico Einaudi

The Ritual - Chris Thomas


Elizabeth Miller /Widow

Alyssa DeMoraes /Spirit

Owen Weber /Extra

Denise Miller /Extra

Malaka Dharmarathna /Extra

Project Description:

This project is a conceptual video project based entirely on the premise of Metanoia which is described as being-

"The process of fundamental change in the human personality, involving the dissolution and replacement of everyday ego and consciousness. The word was developed to indicate a spontaneous attempt of the psyche to heal itself of unbearable inner conflict by melting down and then being reborn in a more adaptive form. This psychotic breakdown could be understood as an existential crisis occurring as an attempt at self-reparation. The abandonment of the scripted, false self for a more open one. A process marked by a mixture of intensity, despair, depression, self-surrender, and encounter with an inner void."


My ideation for this video surrounded the loss felt by a widow. Grief pushes the young woman to seek answers in religion and upon receiving no guidance she casts her views behind and surrenders to a new kind of perception. As she turns inward and gives into despair she attempts to find her deceased betrothed but instead summons something deceiving. After attempting to escape, she realizes what she is running from is actually her only savior, but the realization has come too late. The very last glimpses of the aftermath in this short film depicts a twist that allows viewers to question what they witnessed and create an ending to the story through their own self-reflection with the main character.

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