21 September 2007 (Milwaukee International Film Festival)
9 December 2008
Drama, Mystery & Suspense
81 Hudson Street, New York City, New York, USA
Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Pace University, New York City, New York, USA
Henry Miller, Tom Phelan, H.S. Miller
A psychological thriller based on the concept of anamorphosis, a painting technique that manipulates the laws of perspective to create two competing images on a single canvas.
Stan is a quiet, solitary detective in New York City. A few months ago, he solved a gruesome case of serial murders, although an undercover police officer lost her life. A new set of similar murders begins: the bodies are elaborately displayed and the killer uses equipment from art and early movie making in the tableau, or he leaves a clue as to where the investigators are to stand to get the full artistic effect. Stan is paired with a younger detective, Carl, whom he brushes off when Carl wants to get to know him. As pieces fall in place, it’s a race to prevent the next killing, quite possibly someone close to Stan.