Clear Valley Report

Film
Role: Writer / Director
A hapless bureaucrat finds himself in a starkly vacant urban landscape amidst the 2008 housing crisis and begins to descend into madness.

Clear Valley Report follows Mr. Tom Gomm, Director of Accounts for the Northeast Region of Clear Valley Foods, in the midst of the financial crisis of 2008.

A surreal comedy I wrote and directed, Clear Valley Report was an official selection at Palm Springs International ShortFest, Filmfest Dresden, and São Paulo International Short Film Festival, and Bowery Film Festival. Clear Valley Report tracks Mr. Tom Gomm, Director of Accounts for the Northeast Region of Clear Valley Foods, in the midst of the 2008 financial crisis.

I used a bold and unconventional visual storytelling approach to recount the misadventure of Tom Gomm, a hapless bureaucrat who finds himself in a recently vacated world without so much as a voicemail left for his benefit. Using sharp visual contrasts and jarring tone shifts, the film frames the character in environments of brutalist architecture to evoke a sense of alienation and is brought to life with a touch of deadpan humor.







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