Originally from Portland Oregon, Director Alex F. Harris graduated from Southern Oregon University with a Bachelors Degree in Communications. His background in martial arts and interest in comic books and hands-on industry experience heavily influence his directorial style. He is currently in post-production on a music video, in pre-production for a short-film while steadily writing his next feature film.
At its heart, Monochopsis is about a young woman being held back by her anxiety and depression, both of which are physically represented in this film by a pair of on-screen demons. The challenge was to build a tense, even panicked atmosphere from a completely internal psychological conflict. The intent was to create an awareness of what anxiety and depression actually feel like on the inside. We hope this film inspires dialogue and empathy between audience members who deal with anxiety and depression and those who are on the outside looking in.