Inside/Out

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I wrote, directed and edited this, my first film, which was Arts Council funded. It depicts a woman who separates herself physically from the outside world and begins to use technology as a means of engaging with her contemporary urban environment. Inside her apartment, she organizes her life so that she’s almost entirely self-sufficient. At the same time, she maintains a mediated interaction with the outside world through technology (computer, answering machine, video camera). Not entirely isolated, she has guests come to her home and, through her video camera, she develops a window-to-window relationship with a house-ridden older woman across the street. The protagonist’s life inside is increasingly attractive in its calm, its balance, its stability. But her equanimity is upended when something appears to be wrong with the woman across the street and her moral compass obliges her to engage with the social, the real.