'Seeking Wellness' is a collection of four interconnected conceptual video vignettes; 'Cup of Friendship, Shrine of Scars' tells the heroic story of a group of burn survivors during their first painful steps towards recovery, 'Daddy's Time' is the story of how a divorced father tries desperately to develop an emotional connection with his children during the Christmas holiday and fails, 'Malignant Love' is a documentary about Patient 12 and his quest to reunite with a woman who has broken his heart, 'Final Project' is a precise and protracted classroom drama with a spectacular conclusion. 'Seeking Wellness' features musical contributions from world famous painter and musician Chris Mars as well as legendary composer and noise artist Lasse Marhaug. Additionally 'Seeking Wellness' contains a one-of-a-kind contribution from virtuoso makeup artist Crist Ballas.
SEEKING WELLNESS had its world premiere at The Filmstock International Film Festival in England and went on to win The Special Jury prize at Melbourne Underground Film Festival. SEEKING WELLNESS has also won multiple international awards and accolades for its individual parts including 'Best Short Film' and 'Experimentation in Film' awards at Sydney Underground Film Festival, 'Audience Award' at Filmstock International Film Festival and 'Most Disturbing Film' award at Seattle True Independent Film Festival.
SEEKING WELLNESS is stylistically similar to the films of Michael Haneke, David Cronenberg, R.W. Fassbinder and Douglas Buck.
Reviews of SEEKING WELLNESS:
"the kind of thinky/sadistic exercise that even the dark prince of psychological horror Michael Haneke might find difficult to watch" - Minneapolis City Pages
"sharp-witted and shocking" - Melbourne Underground
"****" - Film Threat Magazine
"****" - Hollywood Bitchslap
"9/10" - Gruesome Hertzogg Podcast
"10/10" - Wicked Channel
***ATTENTION: SEEKINGWELLNESS is a conceptual video cycle intended to be experienced from beginning to end without interruption. If you choose to experience SEEKINGWELLNESS in another manner you will not yield maximum emotional stimulation. Please watch SEEKINGWELLNESS in its entirety without pause.