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.

Episodes

Episodes

One: “You” SD, 2006.

Two: “Love Letter” HD, 2005.

Three: “Predator” Hand-processed 16mm, 2005.

Four: “Self Medication” SD, 2005.

Five: “Scavenger” 16mm, 2008.

Six: “Violation” SD, 2005.

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”

HD, 2005

Beaten man

Jeff Bai

Make Up by

Crystal Pallister

Additional vocal performance by

Amanda Walther

Episode three: “Predator”

16mm (handprocessesed), 2005

Sex man

Jeff Bai

Episode four: “Self medication”

SD, 2005

Glamour women

Kasey Nedelkos

Additional vocal performance by

Amanda Walther

Make Up by

Kasey Nedelkos

Episode five: “Scavenger”

16mm, 2005

Friendly woman

Kasey Nedelkos

Additional vocal performance by

Amanda Walther

Episode six: “Violation”

SD, 2005

Additional vocal performance by

Amanda Walther