SUPER/NATURE: conversations, deviations, imaginations and hallucinations on the natural world 


We’ve selected the short films for our slot at Scalarama’s Opening Night Film Jam at the Rizty next Saturday. SUPER/NATURE will take you to the edge of the natural world… and beyond.

You’ll never look at a tree in the same way again.

Check out the programme and booking link here.

Weird Nature

Rich Pickings is looking for short films to screen at the upcoming Scalarama Film Jam. We’re looking for films that look at nature, but look at it a bit funny. Films that look at nature through biased human eyes, exploring the dark, the bizarre, the unfriendly, the obscene and the unknown. All genres considered, films must be under 12 minutes. Email links to: carla[at]

Here’s one for inspiration:

the birds are not singing from christian schlaeffer on Vimeo.

Sleep Paralysis

The Sleep Paralysis Project,  is a short film and cross-platform initiative co-produced by Rich Pickings. It includes a series of events, a web resource and a short film entitled Devil In The Room, all geared towards promoting an understanding of, and creatively exploring, the spooky phenomenon of sleep paralysis

The Guardian Science Weekly has just released a podcast dedicated to the project and surrounding subject matter, including interviews with some of the key contributors. Meanwhile Devil In The Room has been selected to compete for the Grand Prix Animation at the 19th Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, the country’s leading international short film showcase. The film will screen as part of the animation programme on September 20th at Bristol’s Arnolfini. It has also been selected to screen as part of this year’s London Animation Festival in October among other festivals and events. You can read some more background on the project on the Wellcome Trust blog, listen to a radio features on Monocle radio (from minute :24) and Resonance FM and read about it in the Huffington Post.

Here’s a trailer for the short film:


Devil In The Room Teaser from Sleep Paralysis Project on Vimeo.