The rough stone grinding gently against thy tongue
And silverfish swarm from the weeping wound like
Rain. Entrenching themselves in rotting synapses once burning
Suns in miniature and pain. A stillwater pond once called
Ocean, it stormed silverfish in stagnation,
Gods of cave and grave and self-cannibalizing sleep
emerging from rotting wood and engorging weep.
Silverfish is an independent film I undertook with Ran Li starring John Wax and Bill Campbell. With Silverfish, I revisited the method of the cryptic narrative in regards to the main character, leaving his backstory intentionally ambiguous, not even revealing his name. By keeping him a blank slate, I invite the viewer to put himself in Silver’s shoes, reflecting on the decisions they would make in the difficult situations Silver encounters throughout the film. On set I worked with lighting, sound, script supervision, and scene setup, and each of these positions offered me excellent insights into my future films.
I froze a bunch of money in ice, and then had my fellow classmates break it out for themselves. Most of the it shattered in the process. After the dust cleared, wet strands of the cotton-linen blend used in currency littered the ground.