Psychonaut
16mm short film
             
Alfonso Grez, Director                                   
Miguel Salazar, Director of Photography
A sci-fi short that explores the powers of mind control.

A variety of sets were created for this film.  The following is a more detailed look at "Maya's Chamber".  Maya's chamber serves a home base for a group of mind readers.  Maya and her followers are trying to combat those in society that are capturing and experiment on other mind readers.

Shot on location in a greenhouse at the  East 11th Street Public Park in NYC.
*The idea when creating Maya's chamber was to create a serene hideout, where the thoughts and influence of the outside world could not reach her. 

*The final result was a type of meditation room inspired by a Zen type rock garden.. Complete with bright, soft glowing white walls, rock altar that contained a water feature and gravel floor with methodically raked patterns.
INITIAL ROUGH SKETCHES FOR MAYA'S CHAMBER
MAYA'S ALTAR DETAILS
Basic Construction Ideas
ROCK ALTAR UPON FIRST DELIVERY IN THE SPACE
Scenic Carpenter and Water Feature Technician: Vincent Vigilante
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Maya's Chamber -Stills from Footage