An Endless Fiction

Synopsis

A dark, psychedelic music short film. Built around the music of Idaho-based musician and performance artist St. Terrible, the film ushers the viewer thru the often unseen experiences of those struggling with mental health and trauma, all the while using its imagery and music to walk the line between terror and beauty.

Review

5/5
A chilling music video that delves into mental health.
Directed by Zach Herbert and Meredith Richardson, from a script by Herbert (St. Terrible), ‘An Endless Fiction’ is a short music film that delves into mental health. Based on the music by experimental indie artist St. Terrible (Zach Herbert), the film takes the audience through a visual experience that showcases mental suffering – powerfully performed by St. Terrible. A captivating, albeit eerie watch.

The 11-minute film opens with two consecutive 2-minute continuous shots, as we are introduced to an isolated St. Terrible – delivering spectacular vocals whilst blindfolded. Cinematography is outstanding throughout, with carefully choreographed Steadicam work. Red veiled figures in the background bring a sense of horror to the performance. As St. Terrible vocalizes his music, the audience will be startled by his frantic state of mind and body, revealing pain and fear continuously. The music itself is simply extraordinary – a fine composition that deserves to be on everyone’s playlist.

St. Terrible An Endless Fiction Short Film
Zach Herbert and Meredith Richardson have created an awe-inspiring film that doesn’t shy away from revealing the life-stalling effects of mental illness. St. Terrible (Zach Herbert) is a formidable talent that deserves high praise. ‘An Endless Fiction’ is a breath-taking piece of cinema and music. Lighting, production design and editing are of an exemplary standard – a majestic effort all round. Highly recommended.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Meredith Richardson, Zach Herbert
Writer(s): Zach Herbert
Cast: Aaron Atkins, Ali Rusch, Ashton Jenicek, Jonnie Pederson, Jordan Harris, Kevin Baker, Mike Ward, Noah Koski, Sean Dahlman, Sean Parnell, Zach Herbert
Producer(s): Meredith Richardson, Zach Herbert
Director of Photography: Cody Gittings
Editor(s): Cody Gittings
Animation:
Sound:
Music: Aaron Atkins,Ashton Jenicek,Sean Dahlman,Zach Herbert
Miscellaneous: Alessandra Avellanet,Brenna Cavanaugh,Lila Streicher,Zach Herbert

Specifications

Genre: Music
Subjects: Anxiety, Death, Mental Health
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2020
Publication Date:

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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Meredith Richardson, Zach Herbert
Writer(s): Zach Herbert
Cast: Aaron Atkins, Ali Rusch, Ashton Jenicek, Jonnie Pederson, Jordan Harris, Kevin Baker, Mike Ward, Noah Koski, Sean Dahlman, Sean Parnell, Zach Herbert
Producer(s): Meredith Richardson, Zach Herbert
Director of Photography: Cody Gittings
Editor(s): Cody Gittings
Animation:
Sound:
Music: Aaron Atkins,Ashton Jenicek,Sean Dahlman,Zach Herbert
Miscellaneous: Alessandra Avellanet,Brenna Cavanaugh,Lila Streicher,Zach Herbert

Specifcations

Genre: Music
Subjects: Anxiety, Death, Mental Health
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2020

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An Endless Fiction

Synopsis

A dark, psychedelic music short film. Built around the music of Idaho-based musician and performance artist St. Terrible, the film ushers the viewer thru the often unseen experiences of those struggling with mental health and trauma, all the while using its imagery and music to walk the line between terror and beauty.

Review

A chilling music video that delves into mental health.

5/5
Directed by Zach Herbert and Meredith Richardson, from a script by Herbert (St. Terrible), ‘An Endless Fiction’ is a short music film that delves into mental health. Based on the music by experimental indie artist St. Terrible (Zach Herbert), the film takes the audience through a visual experience that showcases mental suffering – powerfully performed by St. Terrible. A captivating, albeit eerie watch.

The 11-minute film opens with two consecutive 2-minute continuous shots, as we are introduced to an isolated St. Terrible – delivering spectacular vocals whilst blindfolded. Cinematography is outstanding throughout, with carefully choreographed Steadicam work. Red veiled figures in the background bring a sense of horror to the performance. As St. Terrible vocalizes his music, the audience will be startled by his frantic state of mind and body, revealing pain and fear continuously. The music itself is simply extraordinary – a fine composition that deserves to be on everyone’s playlist.

St. Terrible An Endless Fiction Short Film
Zach Herbert and Meredith Richardson have created an awe-inspiring film that doesn’t shy away from revealing the life-stalling effects of mental illness. St. Terrible (Zach Herbert) is a formidable talent that deserves high praise. ‘An Endless Fiction’ is a breath-taking piece of cinema and music. Lighting, production design and editing are of an exemplary standard – a majestic effort all round. Highly recommended.

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