In Somnia

The very essence of insomnia, is inter alia caused by stress. An episode of insomnia is caused by chemical mechanisms that are very similar to anxiety attacks (TED-Ed). When dealing with issues such as anxiety or depression, having insomnia amplifies these and makes one more prone to experience the other. Through this lens, we decided to view insomnia as a fragmentation, and attempted to portray this feeling through our stop motion film.

By Eva Bambara, Emma Cesvet & Shanel Lessard.

Intermedia II, Concordia University, 2018.


“Billie Eilish – when the party's over (Lyrics)”. Youtube, uploaded by The New Vibe, 18

Oct. 2018,

“Billie Eilish "idontwannabeyouanymore" Official Lyrics & Meaning | Verified”. Youtube,

uploaded by Genius, 9 May 2018,

“Heartbeat ~ Increasing in speed ~ Fear Excitement SOUND EFFECT Fast Heartbeat”.

Youtube, uploaded by Audio Productions, 31 Oct. 2017,

“RAINYMOOD - Sleeping sound for 10 minutes ! Rain and Thunder sound!”. Youtube,

uploaded by Smobyles, 9 Feb. 2011,

“Ticking clock sound and animation (12 hours)”. Youtube, uploaded by Jojikiba, 13 Feb


“What causes insomnia? - Dan Kwartler”. Youtube. Uploaded by TED-Ed. 14 June 2018.

“1940s Science Film, Internal Organs, Nervous System, Human Body, Archive

Footage”. Youtube, uploaded by thekinolibrary, 19 Sep. 2014,