After the narrative paintings, I took the next logical step and began making films. Silent film for me is the purest form of cinema: I combined drawings, inter-titles and music to create a hybrid between silent film and the graphic novel--which I call the "Kinographic Novel." My first feature, The Woman and the Ape, was followed by The Immortal Head, a love story set in Berlin during the rise of the Nazis. The Somnambulists is a science fiction film about an addictive sleep drug and a mysterious woman who assumes many identities. Dracula remains my only literary adaptation (all the other films are from my original scripts). The films were scored by different composers. Three of my feature films won best animated film at the Independent Filmmakers Showcase in Los Angeles, and have won other awards at various film festivals. Pompeii, Oregon, my attempt to make a film equivalent of a cinematic unreliable narrator, screened at the Portland Underground Film Festival. Three Days Drowning, my first full color film, screened at Seattle's Local Sightings Festival and at Portland's Northwest Film Festival. A link to all my films can be found at the navigation bar.
Three Days Drowning