Adam by Emma Allen

“Just like the lotus we too have the ability to rise from the mud, bloom out of the darkness and radiate into the world.” – Unknown

Adam – Grey Matters collaboration between artist Emma Allen and neuroscientist Daisy Thompson-Lake.

This piece is an animated portrait illustrating some of the underlying neurological processes and emotions associated with depression.

Created with face paint and stop-motion animation.
Copyright Emma Allen

Written, Directed and Animated – Emma Allen
Produced – Daisy Thompson-Lake, Emma Allen
Performance – Malik Ibheis
Camera & Lighting – Robin Samson
Sound Design – Tudor Brothers
Post Production – Huxley Studios
Neuroscience Consultant – Daisy Thompson-Lake


Supported by – Artichoke, Queen Mary Center for Public Engagement, The Flash Pack, Huxley Studio and all the wonderful folk who donated to our crowdfunding campaign

The Grey Matters mission is to raise awareness by creating artistic impressions of underlying neurological processes involved in mental health disorders. Adam, the first film in the series, tackles the subject of depression.

Emma Allen

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