“THE MISS DOCKERY PROJECT” is inspired by the true-life story of Natchez, Mississippi eccentric and writer Octavia Dockery. The slideshow below captures moments from the production of a 2013 hand-crank 35mm short I wrote and directed depicting a fictional interview with the faded but strong-willed Southern Belle after being accused of murder. We also created an early “VITAPHONIC” SINGING PERFORMANCE. The combined film shorts will most likely be included in a mixed-media event also featuring a one-woman monologue by the character. Meanwhile, I’m developing a feature-length screenplay inspired by her life, focusing on her drive to write and the beautiful friendship she shared with her schizophrenic cousin. Faulkner and Poe have nothing on the insanity of these aristocrats gone awry. Progress pics of this and other projects on TUMBLR.