Abaddon is a visual poem of love and destruction, inspired by relationships that test boundaries and go beyond the acceptable; relationships that reduce, erode and abuse until the spirit is consumed. Abaddon is a place of suffering and purification.
Written and Directed by Rogerio Silva
Choreographed and Performed by Harriet Waghorn and Troy Savic
Music by Alaskan Tapes
Rogerio Silva is a writer and director with a background in music, design and computer animation. For more than a decade he helped design award-winning videogames, including the Academy of Interactive Arts and Science nominated ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West, and the BAFTA nominated DmC: Devil May Cry, for which he wrote and directed the expansion chapter Vergil’s Downfall. Along with strong leadership skills, he developed an interest for computer animation and graphics, which, coupled with his passion for writing, allowed him to develop a distinct style where authentic storytelling comes to life through the assistance of modern technology and visual effects. He left the videogame industry in 2014 to pursue a filmmaking career, with special interests in commercials, music videos and short films.
The Hebrew term Abaddon (אֲבַדּוֹן) and its Greek equivalent Apollyon (Ἀπολλύων), appear in the Bible as both a place of destruction and as the name of an angel.