A PAINFUL GLIMPSE INTO MY WRITING PROCESS (IN LESS THEN 60 SECONDS)
Dark and humorous, this extremely short film is a stream-of-conscious look at the writing process, told with animated images straight from the subconscious… or somewhere. The narrative originates from an unpublished satirical essay by poet Scott Poole about his own writing process.
Influenced in part by collage films of the 1960’s and early 70’s, this film jitters and pops with a hodgepodge of crazy images. Some are derived from digital still photographs of actor Don Alder and various props; others are bits and pieces of photo collage overlaid to further push the frenetic energy of the whole piece.
“Every writer has felt buried under the shadows of the brilliant wordsmiths and ideas that have come before them. Using frenetic composite animation, this dark comedy captures the humiliating process of wracking your brain for something original to say.” -International Film Festival of Boston
Opening Night Short Film – 2006 Florida Film Festival
2006 South by Southwest Festival
2005 Austin Film Festival
Directed, Produced, and Designed by Chel White
Written by Scott Poole
Co-Producer – Randall Wakerlin
Editor – Steven Miller
Sound Designer / Mixer – Lance Limbocker
Director of Photography – Mark Eifert
Narrator – Richard Moore
Lead Actor – Don Alder