2016 | United States | Fiction

The Sacred Disease

  • English 28 mins
  • Director | Erica Scoggins
  • Writer | Erica Scoggins
  • Producer | Skye Skii, Dakin Cranwell, Ian Flannery

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A bereaved epileptic ditches her pills and follows a mysterious woman to the outskirts of her town, where she slips back into the fearsome yet ecstatic throes of the seizure.

The Sacred Disease attempts to recreate the feeling of Temporal Lobe Epilepsy--a lesser known type of seizure disorder characterized by visceral, otherworldly changes in consciousness and perception. These sudden upheavals from everyday life felt like a glimpse of something inexplicable and transcendent, an experience that I knew could only be properly honored with the magic of sound and image playing out in a dark room.

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