Film is like poetry. I needed to heal my interior child. I suffered in that town. I wanted to go back and conquer that town. And I wanted to bring that child back, and to change my past. I came there to speak with myself. I shot this scene in the place where I wanted to commit suicide—in the same rocks. That scene is complete improvisation. I was in a trance. The boy was incredible. It is completely real. I really tried to kill myself. Why I didn’t kill myself? Because something made me not do it. I travel in time to save myself. I created a relationship between myself and my interior child.
This piece strikes a chord. Though I haven’t played seriously since high school, Dungeons & Dragons and other tabletop RPGs have had a tremendous influence on my life, my interests, how I see the world. I can totally trace my interest in anthropology and history back (in part) to creating intricate and believable alien cultures and religions for games.
snowy owl carved from a dragonfruit…