"A post-modern Invasion of the Body Snatchers." -Christine Vachon
"A very original and inspired work. Sharp and to the point." -Stockholm Film Festival
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A man's strange obsession with dirt starts as a childhood game, but eventually manifests itself on a most surreal level. The dark, expressionistic images create an allegory for individuality and self-sufficiency, in this off beat ecological parable. "Dirt" marries Chel White's filmmaking with the satirical writing of Joe Frank.
"Dirt condenses an unusual dinner party into a four-minute eco-fable in lovely 35mm black-and-white. Whoever presumes humble earth isn't a beautiful subject will be surprised by Portland director Chel White's optical illusions, artful depth of field and time-lapse photography. From sculpted plates of food to the flickering light and music of its old-time titles, the presentation alone turns the ordinary into extraordinary."
Best Short Film - 1998 Stockholm International Film Festival.
Official Jury Selection - 1999 Sundance Film Festival.
Directed by Chel White. Written and narrated by Joe Frank. Starring Evan Knapp.