The Optic Nerve

A faceless paparazzo pursues a desperate couple through a barren environment of imposing industrial and natural oppression, and like birds in a cage, there is no hope of escape.


The idea for this film grew out Surrealist game of the “Exquisite Corpse”. I gave 3 fellow filmmakers a roll of 16mm filmstock and asked them to shoot it without telling me or each other what they had shot. I took their footage and created the film. The musical score was inspired by radiator noise interfering with sleep.

Film coming soon!


  • Double Exposure Art Show @ Milwaukee Gay Arts Center (January 2008)
  • The Academy of Unconventional Art Show – Milwaukee, WI (July 2006)
  • Milwaukee Short Film Festival (November 2003)

THE OPTIC NERVE (2002) 3 min., Stereo, BW, miniDV