Collective Unconscious

A collaborative film from 5 acclaimed filmmakers

A collection of short films in which five of independent film's most adventurous and acclaimed filmmakers join forces to adapt each other's dreams for the screen.

Like Nothing You’ve Ever Seen With Your Eyes Open
— David Ehrlich, Rolling Stone

Welcome to our dream state. A man and his grandmother hide out from an ominous broadcast. A suicidal Grim Reaper hosts a children's TV show. The formerly incarcerated remember and reinterpret their first days of freedom. A suburban mom's life is upturned by the beast growing inside of her. And a high school gym teacher runs drills from inside a dormant volcano.

Directors: Lily Baldwin, Frances Bodomo, Daniel Patrick Carbone, Josephine Decker, Lauren Wolkstein

Executive Produced by Dan Schoenbrun

Producers: Vanessa McDonnell, Daniel Patrick Carbone, Chanelle Elaine, Kara Elverson, Andrew Houchens, Elizabeth Rao, Dan Schoenbrun, Zachary Shedd, Valerie Steinberg, Laurie Thomas

Screenwriters: Jamal Batts, Lily Baldwin, Frances Bodomo, Daniel Patrick Carbone, Mariama Diallo, Lauren Wolkstein, Dan Schoenbrun (Concept By)

Cinematographers: Nick Bentgen, Chananun Chotrungroj, Zachary Galler, Dagmar Weaver-Madsen, H. Paul Moon


Editors: Lily Baldwin, Josephine Decker, Colin Elliott, Vanessa McDonnell, Nick Paley, Christopher Radcliff, Lauren Wolkstein

Animation Director & Designer: Maya Edelman

Production Designers: Soojin Chang, Charlotte Royer, Paul Tate dePoo III, Mar Urrestarazu, Timothy Whidbee

Sound Designers: Paolo Armao, Eli Cohn, Christopher Foster, Timothy Korn, Jay Nierenberg

Music: Mark degli Antoni, Timothy Korn, Dale Lazar, Roger Paul Mason, Brian McOmber, David Osit

Principal Cast: Frank Mosley, Will Blomker, Lily Baldwin, Tonya Pinkins, Daniel Ryan, Ryan Cassata, Sanda Weigl, MJ Frank, Michael Dempsey, Jamal Batts

Collective Unconscious - Directors Animated

Mike Ambs

I love to film things, tell stories, and read on the subway. I'm pretty sure blue whales are my power animal.