On a stormy night in a cramped decrepit apartment, 1973, a man’s struggles between order and chaos collide and overtake him in this psychedelic trip of a film. Part narrative psycho-thriller, part audio-visual spectacle, one technicolor nightmare.
This is “Optic Nerve“ (USA), the mandatory 15-minute psychedelic film directed by Peter Hartsock, confirmed for the lineup of IndieX February premiere screening at the Raleigh Studios Hollywood on Saturday 8th, at 6 pm.
Awarded Best Student Short and Best Student Director (Male) in December 2019.
“Nothing is more relatable in the human psyche than the fears we have when locked alone in our rooms at night, wondering what’s out there in the dark. I’ve struggled with my own traumas causing insomnia-ridden nights, feeling as if my reality was dissipating around me, and my goal with this film is to convey those emotions in the form of film. Structure versus chaos is the ultimate conflict in the human experience, and I hope with this film I can shed a light on the personal anxieties and frustrations we all tend to feel when alone”, says Peter Hartsock.
The screening of “Optic Nerve” will be followed by a Q&A with the cast and crew. This is one of the 6 films to be screened during the event.