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The Persistence of Ritual

The Persistence of Ritual is a suite of short films exploring the dark beauty within horror and magic. These films are a testament to otherworldly female power; equally light, dark, alluring and sinister. The words whispered in the films are from ancient spells found in the Egyptian Book of the Dead and 16th century grimoires.

  • Alexis Karl
  • Ken Weaver
  • Hannah Fierman,
    Key Cast
    VHS, Vampire Diaries, Hold Me, The Siren, The Unwanted
  • C.J Johnson
    Key Cast
    The Love Show, Nutcracker Rated R, Grindhouse, Boomstick Ballet
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    fantasy, horror
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 5, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital i phone 6
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Alexis Karl, Ken Weaver

Alexis Karl is a multimedia artist and musician who has performed and exhibited internationally. She is a scholar of ancient ritual in art history and the occult, and is a regular lecturer at The Morbid Anatomy Museum.

Ken Weaver is a painter of gothic baroque imagery and hard rock singer. Weaver has shown his work internationally and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

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Director Statement

The persistence of ritual is a suite of short videos exploring the spellbinding and dangerous nature of magic and ritual.