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In 1975 Wisconsin, Errol Morris is hiding out next to the childhood home of notorious serial killer Ed Gein as the latest in a long line of failed projects threatens to likewise unravel in his hands. His friend Werner Herzog rolls into town with a 16mm camera and four rolls of black & white film stock insisting that the key to Errol getting his debut documentary off the ground is to dig up the corpse of Ed Gein’s mother at the local cemetery… and film themselves doing it! Resisting his mentor’s sinister appeals, Errol finds himself disappearing into a film noir of his own making until he catches a brief glimpse of his creative future and the destiny that awaits him - if he’s got the guts!

Director's Bio:

A 1995 graduate of the Film School at Florida State University, Neil has lived and worked in Los Angeles for the past two decades, mostly in the realm of film and television development. 2017 saw the release of his feature LEWIS & KLARQ, an indie rock musical he wrote and directed with Jason Chimonides and which had its world premiere at the Cyprus International Film Festival where it won the Golden Aphrodite Award for Best Score. In 2019, his short LOST TRIBE (also co-directed with Chimonides) premiered at the Tallahassee Film Festival. Neil is currently restoring his first feature, a road film originally produced in the mid-nineties on glorious 16mm B&W.

  • Runtime
    15 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Neil Howard Butler