04:01 - The Wrestler 04:03 - Thelma & Louise 04:06 - The Right Stuff 04:08 - Love (by Angels & Airwaves) 04:12 - Close Encounters of the Third Kind 04:14 - Star Trek: The Motion Picture 04:15 - Superman 04:17 - E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial 04:21 - Starman 04:24 - Naqoyqatsi 04:26 - Akira 04:28 - Stargate 04:34 - 2001: A Space Odyssey 04:44 - The Last Temptation of Christ
2012 Prix Ars Electronica Award of Distinction
2012 Best Animated Film - Rockport Film Festival
2012 Best Short - View Social Awards
2012 Maverick Movie Awards - Nominated for “Best Picture”
2012 Maverick Movie Awards - Nominated for “Best Director”
2012 Award of Innovation - Seattle International Film Festival
2012 Best Animated Film - Rome Independent Film Festiva
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.
CALDERA was helmed by Evan Viera (Director/Composer/Co-Writer) and Chris Bishop (Co-writer/Animation Supervisor/Story Artist) and was produced at Hampshire College. CALDERA was the first film to go through the Bit Films Incubator Program, where founder and professor Chris Perry (co-producer/editor) invites orphaned independent films to be made on campus with the College's students and resources. MANY students and industry professionals generously donated their time to the making of this film. See below for the full credits list.
In co-production with Bit Films and Flicker Dreams Productions
Jarred de Beer
Music: Fleet Foxes
Album: Helplessness Blues
Director: Sean Pecknold
Animators: Sean Pecknold & Britta Johnson
Character Illustrations: Stacey Rozich
Art Assistant: Natalie Jenkins
Producer: Aaron Ball
Multiplane: Greg Pecknold
Post/Edit : Sean Pecknold
Particle FX: Britta Johnson
AE Assist: Austin Wilson
Sound FX: Shervin Shaeri
Story: Sean Pecknold
Labels: Bella Union & Sub Pop
Made in Portland, Oregon
Made with Dragonframe
Please watch in HD with headphones or speakers and full screen if you really want to get crazy.