Your Final Meditation
Experimental Mid-Length Film
W.I.P. - Currently in post-production - 50 mins. (2023)
Credits: Written, Directed, & Edited by Corey Hughes. Produced by Daniel April & Jonna McKone. Starring Hanna Olivegren. Cinematography by Tyler Davis. Production Design by Becca Morrin. Supported by MSAC.
Synopsis: Jodiiie has been quarantined in a cluttered, communal warehouse on the edge of a post-industrial city. She is trying out a new, VR-guided meditation game called “Your Final Meditation” in an attempt to calm her anxieties. Each of the 12 levels of the game is a different world seen in first-person POV experienced through a VR headset. Jodiiie becomes increasingly consumed by the game as the meditation descends into a maze of real, virtual, and hybrid worlds. Ultimately, Jodiiie must transcend the game itself.
Project Info: “Your Final Meditation” is an experimental film that explores spirituality, technology, and identity. Drawing on the format of niche YouTube genres, a series of guided visual meditations become a means for exploring the body’s relationship to the camera and our virtual selves. The film's collaged approach includes scripted live action scenes, 3D animation, body-mounted camera performances, AI-generated images, nature documentation, and video game screen captures to build a hyper-real world that reflects our current moment in all its horror and humor. Filmed at The Floristree in the now closed H&H Building in Seton Hill. An integral part of the Baltimore DIY scene of 2010’s and one of the last true artist run spaces in the city. The building was recently sold and tenants evicted so the building can be converted to high end lofts. Using furniture, objects, and plants we constructed Jodiiie’s fictional bedroom. Weaving the history and present reality of the Baltimore art scene into the film we sought to pay homage to the past and document the space once more before it’s gone.