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Dream Dive

Dream Dive

The experiences of real lucid dreamers and their fantastical, distorted, colorful and gravity defying dream world are taken as an inspiration for viewers to try becoming lucid in a dream too.

A poetic film about people's experiences with lucid dreaming without questioning or explaining them. Inspired by interviews with people from around the world about their craziest lucid dreams, how they perceive them, and how the lucid dreams changed their view of reality, as told by metaphors in a non-linear story. The voiceovers from interviews are illustrated by fantastical images. Using symbols, I would like to portray the questions that made me interested in lucid dreaming in the first place, as well as the way that my interviewees perceive lucid dreaming as a practice that can help them work out their own questions or help to heal their emotional wounds. The script is based on interviewing 6 people, as well as my own ideas. I was mainly asking questions about personal experiences and theories about lucid dreaming, but also about how they perceive the visual side of their dreams. Each person had their own reasons for starting lucid dreaming and all of their lives were changed in meaningful ways.

Director’s statement
I chose the topic of lucid dreaming, because experiencing it has brought up many questions within me. Mainly I'm curious about how can one be conscious with a sleeping brain, how do the objects in the dream feel just as material as in real life and what could the possible answers mean for the way we see the reality. As an artist, lucid dreaming is a perfect theme for me, because it touches fantasy, but it is entirely possible to experience it, the conscious mind as well as the subconscious, scientific and spiritual questions alike. I focused on what other people have to say about their own stories. Even with their subjectivity, I think they hold the most value. I find that lucid dreams have a significant meaning in most dreamer's lives, and such meaningful connections and personal experiences with the inner world can't be measured, proven, or often even put into words. But animation can show these things and it's the perfect medium to illustrate the fantastical dream world.

Director and Scriptwriter
Johana Mlíchová

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Animation Technique

2D animation - Toon Boom


CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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