The story is set in a shady diner where we see a man, Robby, staring into his cup of coffee, as he trails off into the darkest parts of his mind. In his mindscape we see him murder a woman in cold blood, the aftermath of which is a series of him becoming aware of his own demons. An internal conflict is created between him and his darker reflections. In response, he tries to break them down but it only results in him being stranded alone, lost in his own mind. His reverie is broken by one of the waiters at the diner, jolting him back to reality. “Decoding the human mind has always been an intrigue to me, especially when we talk about the criminal mind. Basing the carnal instinct, viz, the urge for murder, that we as humans are born with, and are most capable of committing, what stops us? That is the question that my film deals with. Mostly, when looking at such cases, it can very well be assumed that the consequences of an act as such is one major factor that stops us from turning into serial killers. Another major factor contributing to it is our conscience. We are all born with a dark side, which we are mostly not ready to face. “Obscura” as a film delves into the battles of this dark side of the mind and our conscience”.
Siddhant Nag (IN)
Hailing from the northeast of India, Siddhant grew up in a small town called Shillong. Growing up, he developed his interest in visual arts which soon turned to a fascination for films. Completing his graduation in Computer Application, he later went on to pursue his passion in a film school. Being in the field, he also found a growing interest in production design besides writing and direction. Always being intrigued by the human mind, most of his work revolves around psychology. Currently, after finishing his first film as a director, he happens to continue his future ventures as a student filmmaker, both in the mediums of animation and live-action.