Date: May 2003
Circle is about a man who seems to be suffering from anxiety dreams that start to creep into his waking life… and there might be some other mental issues going on as well. Circle was Joed’s last main video project for his video class at UMass Boston. Joed daydreamed up the first scene of this movie on his many walks to school. He built the rest of the story around this, which might partially explain some of the weirdness of this movie. Thematically, Joed was thinking about psychotropic medications and whether the before or after effect (the reality for that person) was more desirable. As for the circle motif, the story is circular, there are lots of circles in the movie, and the video frame is a circle (mostly because Joed was bored with the 4:3 mini-DV rectangle frame and wanted to experiment).
Cast & Crew: Ben Kram, Ellyn Stokes, Carmella Roy Kearsley, Andrew Sewell, Joed Polly, Zeb Polly.
The soundtrack (except for one track) was made by Zeb. It can be found here: