We live in a world where virtuality is changing our perception of the world and ourselves. The boundaries between our real and online identities are increasingly blurring, leaving us in a perpetual state of hyperreality. Especially in these trying times, where most are stuck at home, we even more so tend to feel secluded. We are in a way astronauts, stuck in our ‘suits of isolation’, lost in the simulacrum we call virtual space, in a seemingly never-ending search for who we are.
NEXILIS (Latin word for intertwined, woven together) is a poetic short film about finding and becoming one with true identity. The story follows an isolated astronaut lost in the simulacrum. Like tidal waves, the memories of her true self come and go, desperately calling her back to reality. Estranged from her true self, she encounters a mysterious light-like entity which will change her perspective completely. As the two come together to be intertwined and achieve symbiosis, we watch a majestic collision of worlds.
Director | Film Robin E. Lee
Cast | Helena Amor
Sound Design | Bo Lee
Voice Over | Stella Stocker