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Asylum by Drew Geraci is a shiver-inducing short film portraying the desolate and abandoned inner workings of a former mental ward.
Composed of over 35,000 separate still images, this eerie time lapse short takes viewers into the world of a decaying facility constructed in the 1920’s that, despite having been closed for decades, still evokes feelings of unease. The creator used various techniques to make the still photos appear in a video format, capturing the asbestos-filled building in blood-curdling detail.
The creative team could not disclose the location documented in the piece, which casts of feeling of uneasiness over the work—as if something is not right. Geraci’s film explores the stigma surrounding mental illness and the way that institutions meant to house those who suffer from them tend to create feelings of edginess and fear.