From director Jon Braver, creator of the hit interactive horror and suspense theatre series "Delusion", comes an epic short film, "The Hypnotist"; a psychological adventure through the mind! Braver's style blends originality with his greatest influences; a mix of the adventure of Indiana Jones, the mind games from Inception and the practical sets and effects of a Terry Gilliam picture.
SYNOPSIS: The brilliant neuro-psychiatrist Dr. Elijah Lowell, a descendent of the infamous Dr. Frederick Lowell, has been placed on forced sabbatical. His revolutionary device that allows someone to enter another’s unconscious mind has been deemed too dangerous. And like the device, the man’s personal life has become unstable. His relationship with his co-worker wife Gwen is broken. And his mutual lust over a mysterious Italian scientist named Elena plunge the three into an epic emotional roller coaster.
After a mysterious accident causes Gwen to fall into a deep coma, Elena offers to help Dr. Lowell retrieve the device and attempt to pull Gwen out of her coma. Yet emotions sway the workings of the mind, and the device, as Elena must choose between the love for the man, or his machine.
Director: Jon Braver
Director of Photography: Chris Faulisi
Co-Writers: Jon Braver & Will Shivers
Original Score: Siddhartha Barnhoorn