Director Biography – Alex Harris (MONOCHOPSIS)

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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.

Director Statement

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.

By femalefilmfestival

The irony of this festival is that its goal is to not be around in 5 years time. To eventually not be relevant because there is zero need to have a festival geared for female talent and female stories because the stories presented in Hollywood and around the world are a balanced showcase of the human experience from both sexes. Our goal is to achieve a lot of success and then fold into oblivion simply because there is no need for this festival. This festival was created by the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival as a simple reaction to a strong need to showcase female talent from around the world in a more profound way. When putting together the weekly festival, the administration noticed a lack of a female presence in the stories being shown at the festival. A classic example and analogy to the frustration is how the festival noticed that even the smaller roles in a screenplay were written for a man to play. There was zero reason for this in many stories. How a police officer, or a political campaign manager, for example with 3-4 lines in a screenplay was a "HE" character. Why? And these are the screenplays written by the winners! The talented one who have obtained agents and have began/beginning their careers as a writer.

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