Architects of Illusion

Beneath the Stone by Daniel Peniston

The Titan’s Trap
April 14, 1912
North Atlantic Ocean

A quiet danger slithered beneath the surface of the midnight sea. For nearly four nights the creature stalked its prey, watching, waiting, until the man-made metal beast traveled deep into the wild depths, far from the salvation of any shore.

In truth, the ship was doomed the moment its bow kissed the tide.

I would know. I was there.

It haunts me. The light swallowed by darkness. The cries stolen by silence. Life jolted asleep in a bed of ice.

You know the tragedy, but you do not know the truth. The pages of history are a blend of reality and illusion, created by architects who honor one grand design.

Their own.

My account of the Royal Mail Ship’s fate is far darker.

Beneath the passengers’ false sense of safety stirred a malevolent force found only in the pages of their storybooks, where wicked beasts are defeated by the heroism of humans. But this was no fairy tale. In the real world, it’s the monsters who win.

© 2018 Samantha Redstreake Geary

Architects of Illusion Photo Shoot

A visual exploration of the light and dark characters in Architects of Illusion, from the peaceful Muse, to the vengeful Goddess Hera.

Photography by Celia Tabitha
Stylist Kendra Foskey
Model Samantha Redstreake Geary

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APEIRON by Daniel Peniston

Architects of Illusion Quotes

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100 Days of Architects of Illusion on Instagram

A behind-the-scenes tour of Architects of Illusion in collaboration with Biltmore Estate for the #100DayProject
Images & excerpts © Samantha Redstreake Geary 2015

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Book Trailer for Ron Howard’s #ProjectImagination

The statues surrounding Olympus were once living mythical creatures and mighty gods before being turned to stone by the immortal Gorgon sisters during a great battle. Known as Dimidiums, the magic of Olympus allows these souls a brief escape from their stone skin. This is the tragic story of the goddess Artemis and her lover, Orion.

Artemis Awakens by Daniel Peniston

No matter the space between them, the centuries stolen by sunsets, she fights for a moment of connection, chasing the fading light for a chance to see it dance in his eyes. Artemis would surrender all the stars in the sky to feel the warmth of Orion’s pulse beneath the stone.”

Story & Narration by Samantha Redstreake Geary
Music by Kevin Rix of audiomachine
Directed by Daniel Peniston
Video Editing by Braelyn Whiteside
Starring Rachel Peniston
Filmed with permission at Biltmore Estate


23 thoughts on “Architects of Illusion

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