headspace

“I just want to sleep.
A coma would be nice.
Or amnesia.
Anything, just to get rid of this,
these thoughts,
whispers in my mind.
Did he rape my head, too?”

Laurie Halse Anderson, “Speak”

Synopsis

Headspace is a serial of experimental shorts, each episode is narrated in the first person with a deliberate imbalance in the relationships between audio and visual. The stories are experiences being retold through the distorted lens of the narrator. The intent is to keep all the experiential elements of each piece in a constant state of contrast and flux.

Videos

Ep. I: “You”

Ep. II: “Love Letter”

Ep. III: “Predator”

Ep. IV: “Self-Medication”

Ep. V: “Scavenger”

Ep. VI: “Violation”

Music

Credits

All episodes
Written/Edited/Shot/Directed by

Benjamin Dickerson

Music by

Benjamin Dickerson

Additional camera and keygrip

Felix Chan

Episode one: “You”

SD, 2006

Gold man

Adam Brandejs

Make Up by

Crystal Pallister

Episode two: “Love Letter”
Beaten man

Jeff Bai

Make Up by

Crystal Pallister

Additional vocal performance by

Amanda Walther

Episode three: “Predator”
Sex man

Jeff Bai

Episode four: “Self medication”
Glamour women

Kasey Nedelkos

Additional vocal performance by

Amanda Walther

Make Up by

Kasey Nedelkos

Episode five: “Scavenger”
Friendly woman

Kasey Nedelkos

Additional vocal performance by

Amanda Walther

Episode six: “Violation”
Additional vocal performance by

Amanda Walther