Vacant/Engaged is a collaborative film project loosely based on the theme of schizophrenia.
The aim was to explore the mental illness and to portray it through a variety of personas.
To enhance the authenticity of emotional expression, Samantha Harris who was in charge of directing, worked closely with the actors who in turn improvised to create a more raw and impulsive display of character in their performance.
Thalia’s main role was as a cinematographer, filming and later editing the footage.
In addition, Thalia worked alongside James Richards, a former music student at the University of Westminster, in order to produce the soundscape of the film.