VERAL. Production June 2019. Writer/Director.
VERAL is a short film based on Greg Hill’s essay entitled “Now Museum, Now You Don’t:” Both Hill’s essay and Erin Harper’s screenplay adaptation were published in 2018 by Jap Sam Books in an anthology entitled, Future Rural Archive.
A High Plains, neo-gothic story of a city-slicker reporter hunting for a scoop in a brutal, gruesome landscape.
In order for ethnology to live, its object must die; by dying the object takes its revenge for being “discovered” and with its death defies the science that wants to grasp it.
Ethnography is, ultimately, left without its object of study, because the subject is no longer primitive and no longer without contact with outsiders.