Caldera Short Film
Evan Viera – 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
FULL CREW – Amir Zarrin, Andrew Chan, Andrew Kantos, Andrew Nighswander, Ann Mullin, Ashley Souza, Audrey Condon, Barbara Bolles, Ben Fiske, Chris Bishop, Chris Perry, Christine Stuckart, Cristin McKee, Dan Finnegan, Dan Peck, Daniel Gilbert, Dave Boutillier, Ed Bishop, Edgardo Padilla, Evan Viera, Ian Krebs-Smith, Jake Blais, Jake Mazonson, Jarred de Beer, Jerry Chan, Jim Levasseur, Josh Marvel, Katie Taccone, Katie Wynkoop, Liz Ellis, Louai Abu-Osba, Marcus Wolf, Michael Flaherty, Nat Stein, Owen Granich-Young, Perry Chau, Raf Anzovin, Rhea Kewalramani, Rob Sandell, Ryan Moore, Sam Plattner, Samah Majadla, Shane Kirby, Stephen Sues, Taryn Johnson, Tati Soutar, William Young
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