FRACTALS is a feature film written, produced, and directed by Eric Norcross.
FRACTALS is part arthouse, part essay, part sci-fi, and part New York street. These four genres intertwine to support the story of an artist living in a world hostile to the arts.
A struggling filmmaker in a constant battle with the all-consuming black hole of desperation finds solace in practicing his craft, creating tutorial videos, and filming the everyday activity of the city he struggles to love.
Arthouse: Consider the works included in the essential cinema collection of the Anthology Film Archives.
Essay: Mainly a European genre, the essay-film informs the structure, creating a thesis/support-the-thesis approach to the story.
Sci-Fi: In the best science-fiction, socio-political parallels emerge to illuminate issues that are otherwise difficult to discuss.
THE MAIN CHARACTER
Artie is a struggling filmmaker in New York City. His days are consumed by looking for job leads and submitting his qualifications to the web — a black hole that overtime grows out of control, consuming pieces of his soul. At the the same time, he finds solace in practicing his craft, creating tutorial videos, and filming the everyday activity of the city he struggles to love.
New York Street: Think of the gritty feel of movies produced in the 70's and 80's. Think of the vibe, the soundtrack, the film stock—the grain, the characters, the scenarios, and the indie spirit.
While exploring the city, Artie finds an envelope addressed to him. Inside, he finds a riddle that leads him to another riddle, which leads him to another. Each riddle takes him to a different part of the city, where he encounters a variety of oddball characters, all vying for his attention.