The Idea behind I.D.A didn't emerge from a political or religious view. It is a result of childhood observations and thoughts that have stayed with me into adulthood. Raised by a mother who practiced both Christianity and the South American religion called Macumba. Macumba, originating from Africa, describes various religions of the African diaspora that syncretized with indigenous and European influences in Brazil due to the Atlantic slave trade.
Growing up in such an environment, where my mother placed me in cluster school, where I often were beaten by priests, and was exposed to Macumba ceremonies in the slums of Santos, my reality was shaped by my mother's beliefs. Our home was haunted, spirits visited us, and I even underwent an exorcism. Fear consumed me, and it affected my ability to socialise with other children. As we moved from Brazil to Sweden I found refuge, solace in the deep woods of Sweden and eventually attended a boarding school for children with difficulties. There, I discovered the stories of Nordic mythology, providing a sense of liberation compared to the influences of Christianity and Macumba. While I am not a believer today and do not follow any religious or occult beliefs, I have a rather unique story to tell, as my childhood was radically different from many others. Therefore, I now want to take those memories and work them through added fiction, so the story that was my life can become a story that reflects the vulnerable reality of many who have experienced a childhood overwhelmingly shadowed by a presence and instability they couldn’t quite grasp at the time.
Live-action sequences will dominate during intense character-driven dialogues and scenes set in everyday life. Animation will be strategically employed to bring to life the protagonist's dreams and internal struggles, adding a layer of visual metaphor to the narrative. Stop motion will be used for key symbolic objects, enhancing the surrealistic atmosphere and providing a tangible, handmade quality to certain elements of the story."
This level of detail helps the audience understand the thought and intention behind each visual choice, creating anticipation and curiosity about the visual diversity they can expect in each episode.
"Contemporary social issues" refers to current or modern societal challenges, concerns, or problems that are relevant to the present time. The subject matter of tackling contemporary social issues addresses and engages with these current societal problems as part of its thematic content or narrative focus. In these context the project aims to explore and shed light on issues that are pertinent to the society we live in today.