Currently in post-production: Under Your Dress, an original short film on healing generational trauma


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Under Your Dress, runtime: 25 mins

Through costume and performance, I embody my mother in the “past” and carry out an elaborate ritual to heal her/our generational trauma. This hypothetical event imagines a new family narrative, one where my mother healed herself (and her relationship with her own mother) before I was born. 

This piece is part of a trilogy of short films, and a larger multidisciplinary project, absence makes the heart grow _______, where I employ experimental methods of remotely healing myself and the collective pain of my estranged family without any of us actually being in conventional contact.

This project is informed by my ongoing intersectional research in psychology, neuroscience, diverse healing modalities, quantum physics, and spirituality.


Writer, Director, Performer: Aleister Eaves

Producers: Aleister Eaves & William Sandell

Original Music: Aleister Eaves & Luke Crawford

Cinematography: Joshua Chiara

Editing: Joshua Chiara

Production Design: Aleister Eaves

Assistant Director: Luke Crawford

Sound Recording: Luke Crawford

Voiceover Recording: Richard Green

First Assistant Camera: Eliana Mullins, Gerardo Vitale

Production Crew: Raymond DeCourcey

Picture Car: Floyd Hatfield 

Filming Locations: Palm Springs & Bombay Beach

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Special Thanks: Nina Brackett, Shane Bruce, Ven. Dr. Sandy Jabo Goujis, David Hitt at Full Race Supply, Allan Holzman, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Tim Kouril, Steve Linden, Lisa Menard, Eamonn Price, Stephen Reedy, The Ski Inn, and the People of Bombay Beach