Anamnesis is an experimental sci-fi fashion film visualising the defeat of depression and taking back control of your emotions and life.
In a world where souls are scanty due to overpopulation lives a NPC (non player character).In search for the perfect soul the NPC collects humans with a soul, captivates them to laterdivert them from the soul to consume it. The last victim takes its toll and overwhelms theNPC with emotions and memories. These are so intense that the wold of the NPC and thevictim is nearly undistinguishable.
The story was born from a feeling. Quite funny actually, because feeling in general issomething I hadn’t done for a while. Due to a heavy depression my feelings were put onmute. My emotions and feelings were paralysed. There were days that I’d lay in bed lockingmyself away from the world. I watched a lot of videos on the internet and through thosepeople in the videos I pretended to live my life. If I’d go out I would make sure I lookedextravagantly well, hair combed straight to the back, wearing clothes that would be infashion the next season. My shield was to pretend that everything was fine so nobody wouldask me any questions.Because I am slowly climbing the road of overcoming my depression with my own strengths Iam often overwhelmed with emotions which often results into severe anxiety. Besides thesehorrible panic attacks there’s also a massive part of my youth and past that is coped with ina small period of time. It sometimes feels like I am experiencing my entire life again.Anamnesis is a visualisation of the phase of existence I am finding myself in right now. Aphenomenon I had never heard of before; What happens when you overcome a depression?This film functions as a visualisation of my process of recovery, a visualisation of the battlebetween myself and my depression.
Anamnesis is a film where Science fiction, fashion and depression cross paths. An abstractstory-telling about fighting against- but also the acceptance of Depression.Your supportCan you relate to the feeling of depression yourself? Has it come to your attention thatthere’s a lack of understanding and conversation about Depression? Than THIS is yourchance to speak up and to help us realise this 6-minute film.Dit project wordt ondersteund door Kunstloc Brabant De motivatie van Kunstloc Brabant bij dit project:De afstudeerfilm van Caspar Naaijkens (AKV|St.Joost) – een experimentele scify fashion film overhet verslaan van een depressie – wordt zijn visitekaartje naar de professionele (Brabantse)filmsector. De inzet van crowdfunding draagt bovendien bij aan zijn ontwikkeling op het gebied vancultureel ondernemerschap. Kunstloc Brabant ondersteunt de jonge filmmaker van harte!
Caspar Naaijkens - Writer/Director
Vincent Dijstelbloem - DOP
Joris Roosen - Co-producer
Marnix Vinkenborg - Sounddesign
Joris Roosen - NPC
Adrian Cojocaru - Evan
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