I’m just finishing up post on Devil In The Room, an eight minute mixed-media animation I’ve been directing as part of the Sleep Paralysis Project. This project, supported by a Wellcome Trust Arts Award, is an exploration of the phenomenon of sleep paralysis, across various platforms. I’ve been lucky to work with some brilliant collaboartors on the project including seeper, an arts and technology collective who created a beautiful projection mapped set for a stop motion sequence in the film.
I’ve also had the pleasure to work with model makers Anna Ginsburg and Jen Cardno who created some brilliantly spooky demonic characters inspired by myths about nocturnal demons from around the world. And it’s been fantastic to once again collaborate with composer Dominic de Grande, who has written a some beautiful music for the short including this very catchy number:
The project was originally inspired by my own experiences with sleep paralysis but since it went live it’s been brilliant to hear from people form all over the world with amazing – and sometimes terrifying – sleep paralysis stories. I’ll be making some recordings and written accounts of these available soon in an open research area of the project.
More on the project, where you can see it and a teaser trailer soon.