︎︎︎    Clear Valley Report

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.
Short Film

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 cinematographic approach to tell the story of Tom Gomm, a hapless bureaucrat who finds himself in a starkly vacant urban landscape. Using sharp visual contrasts and jarring tone shifts, the film frames the character in environments of brutalist architecture to evoke a sense of alienation, evoking a unique brand of humor in the process.



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