"(After)Life" is a 30-minute short film marking the end of a rather unique college experience. As a member of my school’s paranormal club, atypical extracurricular activities quickly became the norm: spending our precious weekends in graveyards... abandoned asylums... massacre sites... anywhere around us that had any ounce of lore attached. And as a filmmaker, I documented the entire four year journey as part of our YouTube web-series.
"(After)Life" tells our story as we revisit the scariest location we've ever been.
Though we remain skeptical of the paranormal, we must ask what the implications are of having such profound and unexplained encounters during the making of this film. The initial release of the film is intentionally set on "X-Files Day"... for not only was "I want to believe" adopted as a sort of motto, but the question of "why?" was pondered as well. Is it easier, or even preferable to believe in ghosts after what we've witnessed? Why do we (or do we not) have the desire to believe?
It's ultimately up to the viewer to interpret the events of the film, and how they fit into or challenge their views on the afterlife. But I will say: I believe we tapped into something here—be it ghosts or otherwise—that we haven't achieved on any other investigation.
Enjoy "(After)Life," embedded below: