In the summer of 2002, I made a short film! I wrote it and directed it (and Rian Bosak shot pretty much all the tricky bits as my DP!), and edited it all in about… 3 weeks? 4 weeks? Something like that. It wasn’t very long, anyway.
It’s a fake documentary about a small fishing town in the UK. I used to have a DVD that I was selling of it, but let’s just share it all up here! So, beneath the cut, here’s the complete short. It’s about 20 minutes long. Little shorter. YAAAAY! Later, I’ll also post the commentary version. And if you want to read along, or read instead, the script is also included!
I was first drawn to Junji Ito’s work by finding a copy of “The Enigma of Amigara Fault” online. At first, I thought it was a scanslation of a story not available in English otherwise… but as it turned out, it was one of the bonus stories in the second volume of Ito’s longer manga work, Gyo (or The Fish). “Enigma” is a great, creepy story — I could see something similar running in an EC comic, and that’s a high compliment.