[ TRISKELION ] is the latest short film from Stuart T Birchall. A dark abstract exploration of the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ theme and mind control. Three realities spiral together as a woman sacrifices everything attempting to escape the labyrinth, fighting to become the master of her consciousness.
A twisting triptych of narratives spirals together a contemporary metaphor, exploring the dark night of the soul. The themes of imprisonment by technology, torture, sacrifice we make for our material reality. Self empowerment, rebirth, naked and bloody as a warrior within fights to escape.
The ‘Triskelion’ is a maze-like symbol of three interlocking spirals, the film structure moves in a similar way, connected at the centre through the characters journey, whilst evolving as three narrative layers pull the story into a spiral. Each of the themes drift towards their own end whilst forming a complete visual puzzle at the climax.
APEX 2018 is an award winning short film from director Stuart T Birchall. This critically acclaimed experimental science fiction film. Part of a series of sci-fi films Birchall is producing between 2018/2021.
[ APEX ]
"Emergence of a hybrid human-alien consciousness from the void”
APEX explores the emergence of a higher life form, the convergence of intelligence and higher consciousness in the primordial void of infinite potential. A portal through which something greater has emerged.
This conceptual film was inspired by a love of the ‘Alien’ franchise and the work of H.R Giger. I wanted to explore the Alien concept set in a future abstraction. We witness a genetic hybrid emerging from the void, composed of the alien and human DNA. The creature: a biological zenith represents the pinnacle in biological evolution and higher consciousness, the being represents balance, a queen and creator, the APEX of being.