Title

Have a Nice Trip

Format

Student Film Festival

Faculty Mentor Name

Patti McCarthy

Faculty Mentor Department

Film Studies

Abstract/Artist Statement

This film will be a psychological thriller that draws upon paranoia, supernatural elements, biblical references, and defense mechanisms that distorts the sensory perceptions of the way the mind sees. With the combination of drugs, guilt, and paranoia, the line between the real and the unreal is blurred. The film will explore the powerful phenomenon of being enticed by the unknown and the unexploited, and how the human condition is seduced by something unnatural and off-limits. The power of the subconscious mind relates to the deceiving enticement within mythological legends and biblical figures who indulge in activities they knew were glutinous, and that they’re at the mercy of their actions for self-fulfillment. In accordance with the Christian perception of evil and manipulation, the Devil appears in several forms in this film. In addition, Alex resembles Adam, and Evelyn resembles Eve from the Bible. Just like Eve in the Bible, Evelyn is seen in a treacherous, manipulative light because of her lust for the mushrooms. Evelyn experiences three psychological episodes shortly after murdering someone and having an out-of-body experience through drugs, and psychologically projects these feelings of paranoia and guilt upon others around her. The first stage of Evelyn’s psychological episode is when 1) she thinks everyone is watching her and that they know about the murder. Then, this paranoid feeling escalates when 2) she believes that people are after her to murder her because she’s paranoid that they know about the murder, even though nobody else was at the scene. She projected what she had done to others. In a last attempt of understanding her paranoia, 3) she realizes that nobody is targeting her, and feels like nobody can see her, like she is invisible. In the end, she realizes that she is dead, which is why nobody can see her.

Location

Janet Leigh Theatre

Start Date

10-5-2020 7:00 PM

End Date

10-5-2020 10:00 PM

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May 10th, 7:00 PM May 10th, 10:00 PM

Have a Nice Trip

Janet Leigh Theatre

This film will be a psychological thriller that draws upon paranoia, supernatural elements, biblical references, and defense mechanisms that distorts the sensory perceptions of the way the mind sees. With the combination of drugs, guilt, and paranoia, the line between the real and the unreal is blurred. The film will explore the powerful phenomenon of being enticed by the unknown and the unexploited, and how the human condition is seduced by something unnatural and off-limits. The power of the subconscious mind relates to the deceiving enticement within mythological legends and biblical figures who indulge in activities they knew were glutinous, and that they’re at the mercy of their actions for self-fulfillment. In accordance with the Christian perception of evil and manipulation, the Devil appears in several forms in this film. In addition, Alex resembles Adam, and Evelyn resembles Eve from the Bible. Just like Eve in the Bible, Evelyn is seen in a treacherous, manipulative light because of her lust for the mushrooms. Evelyn experiences three psychological episodes shortly after murdering someone and having an out-of-body experience through drugs, and psychologically projects these feelings of paranoia and guilt upon others around her. The first stage of Evelyn’s psychological episode is when 1) she thinks everyone is watching her and that they know about the murder. Then, this paranoid feeling escalates when 2) she believes that people are after her to murder her because she’s paranoid that they know about the murder, even though nobody else was at the scene. She projected what she had done to others. In a last attempt of understanding her paranoia, 3) she realizes that nobody is targeting her, and feels like nobody can see her, like she is invisible. In the end, she realizes that she is dead, which is why nobody can see her.