Produced for a collaboration with UAL MA Screenwriting students.
"Bacchanalia" by Misia Butler @misiabutler
Inspired by the convention-bending horror of Euripides’The Bacchae, Bacchanaliaisa six-part psychological horror serial charting the journey of six teens forced into ‘Wilderness Therapy’ - an expedition into the wild to cure them of their badbehaviour. When one of them dies suspiciously, they realise they are in mortal danger and must find their way home before it’s too late. As they delve deeper intothe woods, however, the woods delve right back into them. With each episodefollowing a different teen’s psychological journey and past, genre stereotypes areupended and the creepy pagan imagery shifts from antagonist to saving grace whenthe real villain is revealed to be their counsellor. The teens gradually learn to let go oftheir respective trauma and gain the understanding that monstrosity is simply a point of view.