Upcoming Narrative Short Film
Project currently in Pre-production,2023
 Teaser (Proof-of-Concept) 

R is a successful photographer living in New York City. After being diagnosed with ‘Pixelated Vision’, a rare modern visual disease, she struggles to adapt to the disruptive stages that affect her everyday life. 
Her fondness for photographic relics and her seemingly self-imposed loneliness, intensify this sense of loss and isolation. 
 Through a voyeuristic pastime - taking pictures of the building across from hers every night - she creates a routine that helps her maintain some sort of human connection.
ARTIFACTS is fiscally sponsored by WOMEN MAKE MOVIES through their Production Assistance Program. People in the US can make tax-deductible contributions to the project. Donations will be spent toward the pre-production and production of the film.​​​​​​​

Through the narrative of the progression of a dystopian visual disease, ARTIFACTS speaks to the underlying challenges of modern human communication. The disorder that the protagonist experiences is presented through the development of her symptoms. She struggles to overcome each episode of her visual condition along with her sense of withdrawal from the world. Ironically, her professional success offers her a mirage of connections that feel emotionally empty. 
Human communication and isolation have always been fascinating and thought-provoking concepts for me. Additionally, the loss of sight, was also a disquieting idea. I immersed myself in the work of neurologist Oliver Sacks, particularly in his book Hallucinations, where he explores the mystery of sensory distortions, how they work in our brains, and how they influenced our culture. At some point, all those concepts merged, resulting in the creation of a fictional modern condition, the Pixelated Vision: visual processing becomes a series of low-res digital images of fast-paced events surrounding us every day in our current society. A world where technology has disrupted the way we interact with each other. That is visually represented by the windows in the facade of the building across the character’s apartment. It creates a mosaic of screens where the lives of strangers display, inspiring her voyeuristic pastime. Communication, connection and loneliness are universal topics we go back to again and again in our stories. What changes around us every time we revisit these themes and how does our perception of them shape our culture/selves?