Tonya Pinkins / “Ripa the Reaper”

Five independent filmmakers collaborated on a project that saw them adapt each other’s dreams for the screen, and what resulted is an 81-minute-long anthology feature titled “Collective: Unconscious”, which made its world premiere at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival in the Narrative Feature Competition category.

The five filmmakers are Frances Bodomo (who readers of this blog will be most familiar with, for her short films “Boneshaker” and “Astronauts,” which were both featured on this blog), as well as Lily Baldwin, Daniel Patrick Carbone, Josephine Decker, and Lauren Wolkstein.

The stylized dramatizations of dreams include: A man and his grandmother hide out from an ominous broadcast; The Grim Reaper hosts a TV show; The formerly incarcerated recount and reinterpret their first days of freedom; A suburban mom’s life is upturned by the beast growing inside of her; and a high school gym teacher runs drills from inside a volcano.

The anthology has been released on online, as well as on Netflix, so you can stream it right now, or add it to your queue for later.

The full film is embedded below thanks to Vimeo: