Video of the Week: "Asylum" A Dark Journey Into the Forgotten

This week's video is a haunting timelapse production that will take viewers into a decaying mental asylum constructed in the 1920’s that, despite having been closed for decades, still stands as a testament to the horrors and mistreatment that patients had to endure during the time of its operation. Composed of over 35,000 separate still images (no video was shot!), the film, by Drew Geraci, took seven months to complete.

Geraci and his creative team had to overcome asbestos, peeling lead paint, jagged glass, a meth head(!), and wild animals during the shoot. Moreover, they could not disclose the actual location of the "Asylum" which adds an additional sense of unease to the production.

Enter...if you dare.

Asylum from Drew Geraci on Vimeo.

Here are a few production stills. There's also an interesting interview with Drew Geraci HERE that talks about the shoot in more detail.




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