The Vandal

Director: Eddie Alcazar
Cast: Bill Duke, Baadja-Lynn Odums, Maurice Compte, Thomas Hildreth, Harry Goaz, Abbey Lee

Set in a world not unlike mid-20th century America, The Vandal centers on Harold, whose tormented search for peace from traumatic loss results in an unexpectedly destructive awakening after he undergoes a lobotomy.

Executive produced by Darren Aronofsky (The Fountain, The Wrestler, Black Swan) and released by The New Yorker, The Vandal uses state-of-the-art Metascope techniques mixing live action and stop motion animation that are simply hypnotizing. Nominated for Best Short Film at both the Chicago International Film Festival and the Philadelphia Film Festival in 2021, this is one short film that audiences will be discussing for a long time!