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Sleep paralysis - Devil In The Room

Created as part of The Sleep Paralysis Project, visit the website for more information on the scientific and cultural background of sleep paralysis.

Throughout summer 2012, two or three times a week, I would wake up unable to move, deeply afraid and convinced there was someone or something in the room with me. Sometimes I would see or hear people around the bed or feel cats padding over the blanket.
One time I woke up and saw a giant spider hovering over me! This strange phenomenon is called sleep paralysis, and I decided to make a film about it.

This experimental docu-horror was supported by a Wellcome Trust Arts Award and made as part of an MA in Animation at Royal College of Art.

Narrated by Prof. Chris French; Sleeper - Anne Sophie Marie; Additional Voiceover & Old Hag - Victoria Grove
Produced and Directed by Carla MacKinnon
Projection mapped bedroom animated and mapped by
Sound and Music by Dominic de Grande
Demons designed and fabricated by Anna Ginsburg and Jen Cardno
Researched by Dan Denis
Associate Produced by James Mullighan
Additional everything by Christian Schlaeffer and Stephen McNally