Fantasy and reality – doubts and fears – finding a place to believe in – a place in which to create – a place to move in balance with life’s eternal wisdom.
Layla is trapped between her everyday consciousness and higher self – trying to make sense of her life and relationship.
Even though it looks like she has it all in life, not everything is what it seems to be.
Layla battles her decisions and her inner voices (daimonion) that challenge her to face her true reality and to destroy her false illusion.
Her partner Julian lives a secret life, one which Layla has tried to ignore but to confront her own identity, she must ultimately confront him.
By starting to listen to her daimonion she goes on an enigmatic journey, one of self-discovery to shed away her doubts and fears.
Flash forward a few years & Naomi saw an opportunity to bring Chimera to life again, or more so the character of Layla Wolf. Having taken on an actress Jessica Stafford as her protégé to train for martial arts & stunt work in the film industry, Naomi planned to take Jessica along to Indonesia with her, to train with Silat Bakti Negara Guru, Gusman Wiranata. Naomi had trained with Gusman previously & wanted to return to his training centre to make a documentary on the Master & his teachings. With an incredible destination on the horizon & an actress that bore a resemblance to what Naomi had pictured Layla to be, the discussion was laid on the table – could they also film a short film while they were there? Could they do the impossible & pull of this production so soon and on such a tight schedule?
Interview with Jessica Stafford – actress in lead role
She talks about the story and the challenges of filming
A collection of screen grabs and behind the scenes production shots.
CAST AND CREW
Jessica Stafford – Layla Wolf
Guy Williams – Julien Wolf
Naomi Karpati – Dai
Chris Matheson – interrogation subject
Pinky Hughes – Penny (psychologist patient)
Ben Devine – Christian (valet)
Naomi Karpati – story/director/camera/drone/editor
Ashleigh Dawson – assistant to director
Benjamin Devine – camera
Fight choreography (Indonesian Unit) – Wiranata Gusman
Fight choreography (Australian Unit) – Guy Williams, Naomi Karpati
Stunts – IB Anom Mustika, Ketut, ….