The Scuttler

This is a cinepoem, partly inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's The Imp of the Perverse and Carl Jung's Trickster. It is a multifaceted short film. One of the interpretations of the film is the insidiousness of depression and the grip of PTSD or trauma-triggered conditions. The film aims to portray what this feels like. Anyone who has experienced the so-called Dark Night of the Soul and/or a traumatised mindset may relate to the material. It can also be interpreted as simply a genre horror film, with The Scuttler being an actual entity in the house. The aim of the film is also to elucidate the importance of light (awareness or consciousness) and how mindfulness can be the first steps towards wholeness and healing.