A reclusive children's author and her figmental companions inhabit a fragile microcosm where reality, illusion, and madness intermingle. Stop motion animation seamlessly interweaves with live motion to create an abstract narrative where themes of isolation, mental illness, and loss are enacted through characters that evade trust. Obscurer questions agency, power, and vulnerability within a framework of dysfunction and ambiguity.

2018. 4K, 5.1 sound, 19:00.
The first film in the Shadow Selves trilogy.

Supported in part by the Jerome Foundation.