Watch: Stunning Experimental Short Film 'Edifice' Made by Ash Thorp

January 31, 2018
Source: Vimeo

Edifice Short Film

"A complex system of beliefs." We're taking a brief step outside of our comfort zone to share this fascinating, mesmerizing short film titled Edifice, made by designer / filmmaker / visual artist Ash Thorp (follow him @ashthorp). This experimental short features stunning imagery designed to consider existential questions about "who we are, where we come from, and where we are heading." It's only seven minutes and features no dialogue, only visuals. The concept is to present visually a "journey from stardust to singularity." Most of the short films we share contain some sort of narrative or plot device, but this one is all about the concept, evoking profound existential & philosophical thoughts through an entrancing visual experience. See below.

Edifice Short Film

Thanks to Ash for the note on this. Original description from Vimeo: "Edifice is an experimental short film inspired by personal beliefs of who we are, where we come from, and where we are heading; it's a journey from stardust to singularity. This purely cinematic film is intended to stimulate your mind and senses, while provoking further thought about our passage and presence in this world. To optimize your experience of the film, Edifice is best viewed on a full screen, with no surrounding artificial light intrusion, and very ample sound." Edifice is made by Ash Thorp (visit his official website), featuring a score by Ben Lukas Boysen. For more info on this and behind-the-scenes, visit the website. For more shorts, click here. Your thoughts?

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Interesting. Most of these just elicit frustration from me, but this was nice.

DAVIDPD on Jan 31, 2018


Hmmm. I didn't see anything remotely stunning or interesting here. I was kinda bored throughout this "journey". Guess it's just not my cup of tea, IMO.

Doug on Feb 1, 2018


Fair enough.

Alex Billington on Feb 7, 2018


I listen to Ash's podcasts and really enjoy them, his enthusiasm and excitement about movies, especially scifi is quite infectious, he is also constantly learning new and interesting things in regards to software too. Will hopefully get a chance to sit down and watch the making of, I reckon I'll find it more interesting than the final film. On a second viewing I enjoyed the movie a bit more, though it wasn't my favourite of his films. It's cool to see him evolving and changing as a film maker.

Carpola on Feb 1, 2018

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