Orphans of Elsinore, 2019// a triptych film about language, time, and the sun// Neil Wechsler: writer, director// Glenn Stillar: cinematographer, producer// Amelia Sargisson: actor// Run time: 41 minutes
Orphans of Elsinore: A Corona Remix. This 11 minute film isn’t the one that Glenn Stillar, Amelia Sargisson, and I set out to make, but in many ways it feels like the one we were working on all along, since it’s rooted in the process of how we try to make sense of things. We hope you find something engaging in it.
The film explores how the struggle to find identity and meaning in the world has led to being overwhelmed and uprooted by the limitations of human knowledge. The film is designed for gallery installation: audience members pass through different presentations of the film on a path that maps onto our attempt to assimilate the world through various media; the film is a kind of puzzle, and the install
Glenn steadying the sun
Amelia Sargisson, Day 1 of filming