The Lost Sapiens

This is a primal confrontation of an individual with our species' unique ability to have faith. An individual reckons with organized religion and their family heritage, believing God is larger than one sect but the origin of biodiversity.

Film Directions: Substitute the name God with the concept you currently feel in union.

  • Treyden Chiaravalloti
  • Treyden Chiaravalloti
  • Treyden Chiaravalloti
  • Treyden Chiaravalloti
    Key Cast
    "The Lost Sapiens"
  • Tayaa Chiaravalloti
    Key Cast
  • Andy Hagen
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
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  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 10, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Treyden Chiaravalloti

Treyden entered the entertainment industry at age 6, inspired by Gene Kelly and Bill Bojangles. While achieving a degree from The Juilliard School, Treyden worked as a director leading design teams with Juilliard's Innovation in the Arts Department. Treyden received the Juilliard Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Arts award, along with the President's Artist and Citizenship prize for contributions to the arts and community.

Fascinated with new media Treyden, has explored VR, MR, AR, and the cohabitation of neuroscience and A.I. on digital theatre pieces.
Creative projects which Treyden has written, directed and produced include multimedia performances, installations, and films involving dance, drama, music, poetry, and visual video art.
Treyden has a BFA from The Juilliard School and is beginning a career in the film industry.

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Director Statement

There is a growing lack of faith among my academic peers. Many of whom associate being faithful with being uneducated. Stories that discuss the diversity of individual beliefs and the moral conflicts they inherently evoke intrigue me. Due to religious disagreements in my family, I was baptized twice in both Catholic and Lutheran churches.

What are acts of Justice? I used these terms in the film as they relate to the legal model of today's society and the vocabulary we use to define how to act. In this film, I strive to connect the divine system and the language through which we see the world. Putting myself in the experience of both the persecuted and the persecutor, I speak, "I fear my ability to be unjust. And I fear my inability to love those who do injustice”. Confessing my struggle to live in alinement with my moral beliefs.