If I Am Your Mirror (Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Tell-Tale Heart')
If I Am Your Mirror - a short animated film inspired by romantic painting and Edgar Allan Poe. In a post-Civil War jail, a psychologically scarred veteran (Larry Holden of Batman Begins, Memento), awaits his death by hanging at dawn. Mourning the death of his wife and struggling with post-traumatic nightmares, he seeks revenge on the mysterious street preacher with an evil eye. Trapped between madness and a reality that is insane, he recollects what led him to the gallows.
If I Am Your Mirror is Garrett DeHart's graduate thesis film. He shot the actors in a chromakey studio and developed an animation technique to simulate an animated oil painting. He did all the post production himself over a two year period. He has forgone the festival circuit to release the film for free online in the hopes of getting out to as large an audience as possible, and to develop working professional relationships. The film was produced with a budget under $5000.
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If I Am Your Mirror (Dir. Garrett DeHart)