V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Sacred Disease

V' 16

The Sacred Disease

Erica Scoggins
USA, 2015
Shortfilms, 28min, OF

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The Sacred Disease

Erica Scoggins
USA, 2015
Shortfilms, 28min, OF

Actors: 
Kyla Ledes
Angie
Abigail Eiland
Nicole
Rebecca Lines
Janet
Contributors: 
Scenography
Madeleine Young
Grace Holtz
Screenplay: 
Erica Scoggins
Sound: 
Erica Scoggins
Camera: 
Albrecht von Grünhagen
Editor: 
Erica Scoggins
Costume: 
Becky Covington

Production: 
Upside Down South Productions
World Sales: 
Upside Down South Productions
Format: 
DCP
Color

THE SACRED DISEASE is about the thin line between illness and cure, between madness and the mundane, between this world and a hidden one. It is very much about yearning for the unknown, about ‘disorder’ as a means to veiled knowledge or experience. The film is an attempt to recreate the feeling of these visceral, otherworldly seizures, which I experienced in my early 20s. Though classified as a form of epilepsy, these sudden alterations in consciousness felt like a glimpse of something beyond language, inexplicable and transcendent. (Erica Scoggins)

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