In the same room we ask different people the same ten questions (PAST/PRESENT/FUTURE) and film their responses, with the focus on presence in the space and with the person.
Why are you showing me this?
A visual exploration of anxiety that builds to panic when thoughts begin to take over. Channeled through a young woman riding the subway and her battle against her dark thoughts as they arrive though static TV; sending her down a wormhole of inspiration and desperation.
Cast: Vale Abbott Length: 2 min
Where do Ideas come from?
Charts my own creative anxieties as I was trying to put together my film submission for TIFF Instagram X. It’s a journey that takes us down a YouTube wormhole of Bresson, Lynch, and Tarkovsky (Nathan: “I find myself searching and watching videos a lot during that kind of state”), to frantic Google searches, to his footage of a girl in a car, trying to block out her anxious thoughts. The perfect visual summation of what it feels like when you’re searching for that One Great Idea.
Cast: Vale Abbott Length: 1 min
In a disturbing future where rape has been legalised with the use of a card system, Frances is looking to control her fate by deciding who her rapist will be. She targets Eric, a young man who has recently received his rape card and is coming under pressure from his friends to use it as quickly as possible.
A young teacher takes a job at an unusual private school where she soon discovers that the boys have a sinister power over the girls. As the boys behaviour becomes increasingly threatening she uncovers the source of the girls fear; an ominous locked door at the back of the classroom.
Reflecting on the pressure of living in a crowded city and the effects of trying to store all of the information we think we need.