A Body Without Organs was shot intimately with my father and mother over a one and a half year period at their home in Florida. This film is a portrait of their lives in the present, a supple present marked by frequent incursions into various pasts, real and imagined. My father has no colon. He is narcoleptic. His friends are all ghosts. He lives in dreams. In the house there is my mother. There are the cats. And then there is a body without organs.
aBwO premiered at the 2013 Chicago Underground Film Festival, where it won the Most Visionary Film Award, in Jack Sargeant's words, "for re-imagining the personal documentary, exposing souls, exploring human suffering and the value & meaning of true love. Without forgetting the values that inspired underground filmmakers: experimentation and unique personal stories."