A man’s strange obsession with dirt starts as a childhood game, but eventually manifests itself on a most surreal level. The dark, expressionistic images create an allegory for individuality and self-sufficiency, in this off-beat ecological parable. “Dirt” marries Chel White’s filmmaking with the satirical writing of Joe Frank.
“A very original and inspired work. Sharp and to the point.”
-1998 Stockholm Int’l Film Festival
“A post-modern Invasion of the Body Snatchers.” -Christine Vachon
Best Short Film, 1998 Stockholm International Film Festival.
Best Experimental Film – 1999 USA Film Festival.
Official Jury Selection, 1999 Sundance Film Festival.
World Premiere – 1998 Festival des Films du Monde, Montréal.
produced& directed by Chel White
story written & read by Joe Frank
director of photography – Mark Eifert
editor – Michael Corrigan
art director – Malia Jensen
sound design – Drew Canulette
noise – Daniel Menche
principleactor – Evan Knapp