So I really need to share this hauntingly amazeballs animated short film by Evan Viera called Caldera , the film revolves around a young girl who is struggling with mental illness. The film exposes the struggles of a person with mental illness and also exposes the effects of the drugs that are used to help them.
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.
– Evan Viera