These two short films by E. Elias Merhige, director of the amazing Shadow of the Vampire(trailer), should be of interest to anyone who is fascinated with the dark and macabre. Begotten begins with God alone in a tumble down shack in the process of eviscerating and killing himself. From his begored body Mother Earth emerges and proceeds to impregnate herself with the dead God’s semen.
Where Begotten looks at the emergence of life through the lens of the Judeo-Christian mythology Din of Celestial Birds looks at evolution and the emergence of consciousness.
DIN OF CELESTIAL BIRDS(14 mins)