This film was originally shot on Black & White 16mm negative film with mono audio. The idea sprang from a conversation with a younger friend. I could see that I had experience with what she was talking about, but I felt unable to bridge the gap with mere words. I went home and wrote the story and proceeded to illustrate the images by hand to show her that I understood. When I finished I made it into a small graphic novel or 'zine. A few years later, it turned out to be a perfect storyboard when I had the opportunity to make the story of Pearl into this film.